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‘I started dancing’: Coquitlam couple wins lottery twice in less than a year

A Coquitlam couple has won the lottery twice in seven months, netting a total of $1,175,000
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Coquitlam couple has won over $1 million in less than a year

A Coquitlam couple has been left in shock after they won $1 million in two major lotteries in less than a year. 

Liezl Panganiban and Edgar Ebreo had already raked in $500,000 on an Extra Lotto 6/49 draw back on Sept. 26, 2020.

But that didn’t stop Ebreo from swinging by the 7-Eleven on Coast Meridian Road in Port Coquitlam to pick up a Set for Life ticket. 

Taking the ticket home, the couple scratched together, revealing another improbable win of $675,000.

“When I saw the three cash symbols, I couldn't believe it, so I showed Edgar,” Panganiban said in a written statement.

“I started dancing,” added Ebreo.

Panganiban said she feels “blessed and very thankful.” 

For her husband, Ebreo, the run of luck is still sinking in. 

“It’s a special feeling,” he said, in a press release from the BC Lottery Corporation. “I can’t quite describe it.”

The couple is now planning a family trip close to home once travel restrictions are lifted. The money, they say, will be put toward paying off their mortgage, and down the line, a trip to Hawaii — their daughter’s favourite place to travel.