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Catch of the day: Francois Lake man wins $200K from scratch ticket

Devin Remanda reels in a big one for new truck, savings
Devin Remanda - $200,000 Francois Lake Burns Lake
Devin Remanda of Francois Lake won $200,000 playing Casino Royale Scratch and Win. (via BCLC)

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Give a man $200,000, he eats fish for life!

We’re paraphrasing of course, but that may be the new motto for Devin Remanda of northern B.C., who won that money off a scratch ticket, the B.C. Lottery Corporation says.

In a release today (Sept. 14), the Francois Lake fisherman is ‘in a dream’ after discovering his newfound wealth.

“I realized I had won and decided to scan the ticket on my BCLC Lotto! app and it showed up a winner,” Remanda explained. 

“I didn't believe it at first, I couldn't believe what I was seeing on the screen.”

Remanda purchased a few Casino Royale Scratch and Win tickets, along with other items, at the Burns Lake Chevron off Highway 16 and North Francois Highway.

Once he found out he won $200,000, he immediately told his family, who were also in shock.

“My mom was so happy that she cried and my father was close to tears.”

Remanda says he plans to use the winnings to buy a new pickup truck and save the rest.