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Merritt lotto winner excited to share $400,000 prize with his kids

Patrick Lamour from Merritt recently won $400,000 playing Keno.
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A Merritt man has won more than $400,000 playing Keno.

Patrick Lamour only started playing Keno last year, according to a media release from the B.C. Lottery Corporation.

He bought the winning ticket at the Shell in Merritt, which ended up netting him $400,052.50. He always uses his children’s birthdays to select his numbers.

“I was at the store checking the ticket and I thought something was wrong with the machine,” Lamour said in the release. “I scanned it at a self-checker and then had the retailer scan it as well to be sure.”

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He was excited to break the news with his kids.

“I called my daughter and son right away,” he said. “They were more excited than I was.”

Lamour’s plans with some of his winnings is to have a celebratory meal with his children, and also gift them part of the prize.

He suspects it will be a while before he decides how to spend the rest.


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