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Life Works in Mysterious Ways’: Penticton Daily Grand Winner


Penticton’s Harald Naegel said he feels naturally lucky. Now with a lottery win under his belt, perhaps he feels even luckier. Naegel matched the five main numbers in the Daily Grand Draw held February 14, 2019 to win the $500,000 prize.

“I checked the ticket at my local gas station and thought, holy mackerel, those look like my numbers,” said Naegel. “The first person I told was my wife, she was tickled to find out we won.”

While Naegel said he hasn’t had much time to think about what he plans to do with the money, there are a few things on his wish list.

“I’ve always dreamed of a small cabin in the woods somewhere and maybe a bit of traveling in the future,” he said. “Helping people out is also important to me. I might help my daughter go into business for herself.”

Naegel’s win came down to dropping a number from his usual Lotto 6/49 picks.

“I’ve been playing the same numbers for several years with Lotto 6/49, and I’ve been playing Daily Grand since it started.” added Naegel. “I couldn’t remember which of the six numbers I dropped for Daily Grand, so I actually had to check my ticket. I guess I picked the right one. My first thought was ‘life is goofy!’

“Money doesn’t change the big things in life, but it sure is helpful to have.”

Naegel purchased his winning ticket at the Rocky Store on Haven Hill Road in Penticton.

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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