Barriere’s Sheron Rehbein and Daniel Comeau are B.C.’s latest lottery winners after they scratched their way to a “crazy, awesome” $675,000 win with a Set for Life lottery ticket. Submitted photo:

Barriere couple Set for Life after ‘crazy, awesome’ win

Not all big lottery wins come in the form of matching six or seven numbers. Some winners buy a Scratch & Win ticket and are literally, set for life.

Barriere’s Sheron Rehbein and Daniel Comeau are B.C.’s latest lottery winners after they scratched their way to a “crazy, awesome” $675,000 win with a Set for Life lottery ticket.

“I usually buy the crosswords, I don’t know what drew me to this ticket this particular time,” said Sheron. “As soon as I saw the three matching symbols I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t wait to tell Dan.”

There are a few must-haves on the pair’s immediate list of things to do and buy. Sheron leans to the sentimental side of things. “My dad gave me a ring, it’s an antique now and I’d like to get it restored,” she said.

Dan, on the other hand, noted, “Although we still feel numb, a new camper would be great, and this will definitely help with retirement. I would love to buy some property with a cabin, and maybe have some animals. Something like that has always been a dream.”

The pair purchased their Set for Life ticket at the 7-Eleven on 8th Street in Kamloops.

Lottery players in B.C. redeemed more than $233 million in prize winning lottery tickets between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 17, 2018.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit

Just Posted

If you have N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee do not drink it

Interior Health advises N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill Coffee has been recalled

Ground breaks on new hotel project

The Best Western will add 72 new rooms for visitors

An armload of cute!

Spring is here and so are the animals

Spring has arrived!

The first day of Spring arrived today, Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 2:58 p.m.

Library fun for all ages

The Thompson Nicola Regional District Library in Barriere is offering a number… Continue reading

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

2 fires in Victoria caused by cigarettes prompts warning from deputy fire chief

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Most Read