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Surrey resident to pay $1 million Scratch & Win forward to family


Surrey resident Dennis Hicks is still in shock after winning one of the top prizes of $1 million on the $100,000,000 Diamond Payout ticket.

Hicks has been playing Scratch & Win for years as part of a morning routine; he will often purchase a ticket along with his morning coffee. But there was nothing routine about discovering he won $1 million this week!

“I went to my truck to scratch my ticket and didn’t expect to win anything. I saw the third $1,000,000 and thought, is this real?” explained Hicks. “I didn’t believe it until I took the ticket back to the store to validate it.”

Hicks hasn’t shared the news with anyone yet but the first person he plans on telling about his lottery win is his mother.

“The best part about this win will be the opportunity to help out my mom as she has had a few health challenges recently,” said Hicks. “I will share the news with her and bring the family together to celebrate.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Esso on Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver.

Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

$100,000,000 Diamond Payout offers players the chance to mine for one of the 12 top prizes of $1 Million! With $100 million dollars in total prizes and 2.5 million prizes from $20 to $100, this ticket is a cut above.

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