Michael Phillips couldn’t help but check his Deluxe Crossword Scratch & Win ticket multiple times, as he was in complete disbelief upon realizing he scored $75,000.
The New Westminster resident purchased the ticket from Petro Canada on 12th Street and was at home when he found out the unexpected news.
“I checked the ticket several times and I just had to keep checking since I didn't believe it at first that I was a winner,” he recalled. “I went to the retailer that I frequently visit to make sure.”
Phillips plans to put his prize towards helping his two daughters with their upcoming weddings, and will put the rest away into savings.
“It feels great to be a winner,” he added.