George Peradenic plans to take his time and think about the possibilities.
“I’m retired and this is what makes the golden years even more golden,” he said, after splitting the secondary prize of $25,000 a Year for Life in the Aug. 13 Daily Grand draw.
“I have certainly dreamed about winning the lottery, but never thought about what I would do if ever actually won,” said the Richmond man. “It still seems a little unbelievable at times, but I’m very happy. It’s a great feeling.”
After matching all five numbers, missing only the grand number, Peradenic split the prize with another winning ticket sold in Ontario to take home a lump sum of $250,000.
Peradenic, who purchased his winning Daily Grand ticket at International News on River Road, says he plans to relax and appreciate the simpler joys of life, such as camping and spending time with family.