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David Leblanc holding a big cheque

Winning $500,000 Renders Qualicum Man ‘Extra’ Speechless


Like many people often do, David Le Blanc has always dreamed about what he would say or do if he won lottery. However, now that he really has won, he is speechless.

Reality is slowly sinking in for Le Blanc as his state of shock wears off after winning $500,000 off the Extra on the winning Lotto 6/49 ticket from the February 10, 2018 draw.

“A celebration dinner with my family is definitely in order,” said Le Blanc. “I know it sounds cliché, but I’m not sure what to do next as I’m still in shock!”

Le Blanc may be a man of few words but his intentions with the winnings speak volumes.

“I plan to put some money in savings and plan a little vacation but most importantly of all, I really want to help all my kids,” said Le Blanc.

Le Blanc purchased the winning ticket at Mid-Island Co-op Whiskey Creek located on Alberni Highway in Qualicum Beach.

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