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B.C. man scores $5M in lotto win, plans to keep working

Simon Pleau has won $5 million playing the lottery.

A North Vancouver resident who bought a lottery ticket to celebrate getting a new job may never have to work again.

However, Simon Pleau says he's still going to keep working at his new job as a software engineer even after winning $5 million.

Pleau said he doesn't normally buy lottery tickets but was in a celebrating mood after getting a new job, according to a B.C. Lottery Corporation media release issued today, April 5.

"I bought a lottery ticket and a bottle of champagne to celebrate the new job," Pleau said in the release. "The draw was for that night, so when I found out I won I told my wife we have something else we need to celebrate."

Pleau bought the Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Safeway in Lynn Valley.

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