Dawson Creek player now Set for Life!30/09/2014
When 23 year old Dawson Creek resident Devon Peters played his Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket, he didn’t immediately grasp he won. But after reviewing the ticket several times, he realized he had just won the top prize of $1,000 a week for 25 years!
Peters scratched the ticket at home and uncovered three ‘CASH’ symbols in one play area. He showed the ticket to his girlfriend and assumed he needed four ‘CASH’ symbols to win the top prize. She read the back of the ticket and said, “You won! Three matching symbols are all you need.”
He immediately went back to the Chevron gas station on Alaska Avenue where he purchased the winning ticket to confirm his big win.
“The next morning I looked at the three ‘CASH’ symbols on the ticket yet again and thought, yes, I still won!”
Peters chose to take the annuity payments of $1,000 per week for 25 years rather than the lump sum prize of $675,000. He says he will not be quitting his job, and will continue to live a ‘normal’ life. He will, however, make one new purchase—a new Quad all-terrain vehicle.
The Set for Life Scratch & Win game offers players the chance to win a top prize of $1,000 a week for 25 years or $675,000.
This is the fourth major win from tickets purchased at Chevron gas stations in northern British Columbia in the last two years. Last month, a Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased at Chevron gas station in New Hazelton won $1 million; the same retail location which sold a $25 million winning Lotto Max ticket in November of 2012 and a $1 million Lotto Max ticket in February of this year.
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