A Surrey man who’s been buying lottery tickets ever since he came to Canada 26 years ago celebrated winning a $1 million prize this Canada Day.
Surinderpal Gill purchased the winning ticket at the Chevron Town Pantry on 58 Avenue in Surrey, but at first, didn’t believe he had the winning ticket.
“I checked at the self checker,” Gill said in a BCLC news release. “I told my son, and then I had to go to another gas station to make sure it was correct. After I told my wife, they both thought I was joking and didn’t believe me.”
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Gill says the big win means he can take a step back from work and will help him achieve his dream of starting his own business.
He’ll also put some of the winnings towards a new home he’s currently building.
Gill won the $1 million through Lotto 6/49’s Canada Day draw.