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Daniel Van Alstine holding big cheque

‘Set for Life’ Dad Drives Off Laughing


Daniel Van Alstine’s life has always been full but after winning $675,000 playing his favourite Scratch & Win game, he can now say he’s ‘Set for Life’.

“I like to pick up the occasional Set for Life ticket when I’m buying gas. I dream about all the things I could do if I won,” said Van Alstine. “When I realized I had won, my mind when blank and I instantly froze. Next, I ran to my truck and drove off laughing and screaming.”

After burning off some excitement, Van Alstine called his parents with the news and shared more hoots of laughter and screaming.

“Everyone has been so happy for me,” he said. “My plan is to save the money for the future but have some fun buying new shoes, toys and sporting equipment for my three boys.”

The winning Set for Life ticket was purchased at the Chevron gas station located on Oak Street and West 67th Avenue in Vancouver.

Every time someone purchases a Scratch & Win ticket in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here. BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit

Set for Life is the Scratch & Win game that offers players the chance to win a top prize of $1,000 a week for 25 years. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS & Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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