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Quesnel man dusts off ‘diamonds’ to win $100K on scratch ticket

Brian Chase in disbelief after presuming he only won $100
Brian Chase Quesnel $100,000 scratch ticket winner - March 24, 2021
Brian Chase of Quesnel won $100,000 on a Diamond 7's Scratch and Win ticket, which is the game's top prize.

A northern B.C. man has dazzling diamonds in his eyes after realizing he was richer by six figures.

Brian Chase won $100,000 on a Diamond 7’s Scratch and Win ticket, which is the game’s top prize, but first thought the jackpot was modestly smaller.

“I was scratching away and won $10, $25, and then I was scratching the Diamond ticket and I thought I won $100,” the Quesnel resident explained in a BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) release this afternoon (March 24).

“I just put my hands on the counter and stared at it. The retailer asked if I was OK. I showed him the ticket and he said, ‘You won $10,000!’ Turns out it was a bit better than that.”

After a moment of disbelief, Chase said he shared his victory with his wife, but it took a while for the news to sink in for the rest of the family.

“I am a bit of a joker with everyone, so no one believed me in the beginning. It feels awesome.”

The $100,000-winning stub was bought at the Chevron on Carson Avenue in Quesnel.

Chase scratched it at the gas station after his purchase.