‘Shaking’: Denman Island man wins $500K lottery prize

‘Shaking’: Denman Island man wins $500K lottery prize
(BC Lottery Corporation)
Recent lottery winner David Elliott is pictured.

A Denman Island man says all he wants to do is “go fishing” after winning a half a million dollar lottery prize.

David Elliott, who lives on the island just south of Courtenay, won the $500,000 prize from the Dec. 7 “Daily Grand draw,” according to the BC Lottery Corporation.

He learned he won while standing in the Walmart on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay.

“I was in disbelief,” said Elliott in a release Tuesday.

“I didn’t know how much I won until I phoned in,” he said. “I thought the lady at the lotto kiosk made a mistake!”

The first person Elliott called to share the good news with was his girlfriend.

“She was shaking,” he said, when she heard the news.

Elliott now plans to celebrate the win with a “nice steak dinner,” according to the BCLC.

He’s also an avid fisherman, and he plans to go fishing as soon as he can.

“Honestly, I just want to buy more bait and go fishing. It’s my thing,” he said.

Elliott purchased his winning ticket at the Driftwood Mall in Courtenay.

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