Carmen and Clinton Crossman from Quesnel were flabbergasted after finding out they’d won $675,000 playing set for life.
Carmen purchased the ticket from Super Save Gas on Front Street in Quesnel and was in her car scratching it when she discovered it was a winner.
“I didn’t realize it was real at first… I kept looking it up and down and started shaking,” Carmen recalled.
Naturally, Carmen called Clinton right away to share the amazing news after re-checking the ticket in disbelief on BCLC’s Lotto! app.
“She phoned me hysterical,” he said. “It took me a while to believe it… I was flabbergasted! It still really hasn’t sunk in.”
The couple plan to put their prize towards the purchase of their first home and also look forward to planning for an early retirement.
“I’m in shock,” Carmen exclaimed, about how it feels to be a winner.
“It is life-changing. I don’t even know if there is a word for that but it’s a good feeling,” Clinton added.
The overall approximate odds to win a prize on a $5 - Set for Life are 1:3.75. So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $10 million in Set for Life prizes.