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‘My Dream has Come True’: Vancouver Set for Life Lottery Winner


Moises Ibarra’s morning ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee and playing a Scratch & Win ticket recently became a life-changing one, after he won a $675,000 top prize playing Set for Life.

“I scratched it and saw three ‘cash for life’ icons and I could not believe it,” said Ibarra. “I was so tired that it did not sink in at first.”

The Vancouver resident is overjoyed at his good fortune and can’t wait to make a few changes in his life.

“I will pay off debts, buy a new van and cell phones for my kids,” he said. “Really, anything else that the house needs we can now just go and get.”

One of the first people Ibarra told was his wife. “She was very happy to hear the news,” Ibarra added. “I called her at 5 am but she was still sleeping, she finally answered at 7:30.”

Ibarra has a nice dinner planned for family to celebrate the win, and then it’s off to buy that new van.

“I have always wanted a van that fits the entire family,” Ibarra exclaimed. “It is still sinking in about how much peace of mind this win will give me. My dream has come true.”

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