A Vancouver resident who won $675,000 while doing his laundry didn't even have to buy the lucky lottery ticket.
Emmett O'Hara's scratch-and-win Set for Life ticket was a gift from a local business, according to a B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) February 1 news release.
"The Vancouver resident was gifted the ticket from a moving company after using its services, and was doing laundry with his boyfriend when he remembered he had a ticket to scratch," the release noted.
“My boyfriend scratched the ticket and for a moment there was silence,” he [O'Hara] recalled. “He was in complete shock. He showed me the ticket and I couldn't believe it.”
It appears that the unnamed moving company purchased the ticket from a Marine Drive Real Canadian Superstore, according to the BCLC bulletin.
“It feels crazy unreal. I’m still in shock,” O'Hara said.
The BCLC said O'Hara is thinking about using his winnings to go back to school and purchase a home.