A Grande Prairie man is taking home $100,000 after purchasing a winning “Hidden Gems” ticket.
Brennan Willier says it was his first time playing Hidden Gems and the win came as a surprise. He adds that he was simply looking for a new game to play after cashing in a $50 win on the “Peppermint Payout.”
“I grabbed that one because it was new and I hadn’t tried it before,” he says. “I went home and scratched, and sure enough I saw the $100,000 come up.”
According to Willier, he immediately told his wife, double-checked the ticket twice and returned to the store asking the cashier to validate the win on their terminal.
“My wife was really happy too, we showed my kids, and they’re super excited.”
Willier says he’s looking forward to enjoying a debt-free life and Christmas with his family.
“I have a new grandbaby to spoil too,” he says.
Willier’s winning ticket was purchased from Circle K at 9301 76 Ave in Grande Prairie.