skip to page content

Know More


GameSense is here to help keep gambling a safe, fun source of entertainment.

Learn more »

Play Better


Understand the key concepts that influence the outcome every time you gamble.

Learn more »

Get Support


Tools and resources to help you if gambling no longer feels like a game.

Learn more »

For more information, please contact:

BCLC Media Relations


Laurie and Leo Pederson holding big cheque

Coquitlam Couple Plan a ‘Grand’ Weekend with $500,000 Win


Laurie and Leo Pederson from Coquitlam are starting their weekend off strong after winning $25,000 a year for life as part of the Daily Grand lottery.

The Pedersons matched 5 out of 5 numbers, missing only the ‘Grand Number,’ to win the secondary prize on the March 15, 2018 Daily Grand draw. They had the prize options to choose $25,000-a-year for life or a lump sum of $500,000. The Pedersons chose the $500,000 lump sum because they wanted to start enjoying their prize right away.

“I had to do a double take when I checked the numbers,” said Leo. “I couldn’t believe my eyes!”

“I was getting ready for work in the morning when Leo broke the news to me,” said Laurie. “He asked me to go out for lunch with him but I had already packed a lunch and explained I wasn’t interested. That was when he told me I had to come downstairs to check something that would change my mind.”

The Pedersons' lunch plans did change, and they are already planning a weekend celebration in style.

“I’m going on a shopping spree with my friends. We will take a limo,” said Laurie.

“While the girls shop, I think I will spend a nice relaxing day on the golf course,” added Leo.

The winning Daily Grand ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Johnson Street in Coquitlam.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit

Daily Grand can be played at all Lotto retailers or online at, with tickets available until 7:30pm (PT) on Mondays and Thursdays. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS & Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

Posted in: winners, news article