Surrey's Dennis Hicks won $1 million on a scratch & win ticket he bought in North Vancouver.

Surrey's Dennis Hicks won $1 million on a scratch & win ticket he bought in North Vancouver.

A million-dollar scratch

Surrey's Dennis Hicks wins $1 million on a scratch and win ticket.

Dennis Hicks’ morning routine has finally paid off.

For years, along with getting a coffee to start his day, he has bought a lottery ticket.

But this week, his Diamond Payout scratch and win did just what the ticket promised, landing him a $1-million prize.

“I went to my truck to scratch my ticket and didn’t expect to win anything,” he said. “I saw the third $1,000,000 and thought, is this real? I didn’t believe it until I took the ticket back to the store to validate it.”

His mom was the first person he planned to tell about the win. As she’s had health challenges recently, he was looking forward to helping her out.

The winning ticket was bought in North Vancouver.

 

Surrey North Delta Leader