Mission’s Margo Zecchini has won $500

Mission woman wins half a million dollars on the lottery

Mission’s Margo Zecchini has collected $500,000 from the B.C. Lottery Corporation thanks to a winning Daily Grand ticket.

  • Oct. 24, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Mission’s Margo Zecchini will go down in history as the first ever major Daily Grand winner.

Zecchini matched five out of five numbers, missing only the Grand Number, to win the secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life on the first Daily Grand Draw on Oct. 20.

No one won the first prize is a $1,000 a day for life.

Zecchini decided to take the lump sum payment of $500,000, which is the equivalent of $25,000 a year for 20 years.

“I played Daily Grand because of the buzz surrounding the game’s launch,” said Zecchini. “This feels really special because I’m the first winner ever.”

The first person Zecchini told about the win was her husband, who actually needed some convincing.

“I had pulled a prank on him earlier in the day so I took a while before he finally believed I won the lottery,” said Zecchini.

She looks forward to sharing the wealth with her daughters.

“I want to buy my husband a new truck And my granddaughter is getting a new doll for sure.”

The winning Daily Grand ticket was purchased at London Drugs in Mission.

 

Just Posted

Artists invited to submit designs to Community Banner Project

Program a partnership between The Reach and the City of Abbotsford

Free income tax program seeks volunteers in Abbotsford

Helpers needed for reception desk and to prepare returns

ABBY ELECTION HUB: Everything you need to know in one spot

Interviews, Q&As, info on how to vote, stories on the issues and candidate bios all in one place.

Police want to talk to two pedestrians who might have witnessed shooting

Nobody injured in Sept. 18 shooting on Flagman Street in Abbotsford

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

VIDEO: Applelooza 2018 at Abbotsford’s Lepp Farm Market

Fifth annual event celebrates apple harvest

Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill reminder

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Great ShakeOut

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Most Read