BC woman wins big in lotto after fire destroys family home

Woman wins big after fire

A B.C. woman who lost everything in a fire is now $500,000 richer.

CTV News Vancouver is reporting that Darlene Tough lost everything after a fire destroyed her family home.

"We had found out everything in our home was a write off," she said. "We feel like we have to restart our lives all over again. But my husband says it starts a new chapter in our life, and this will help with that beginning."

Tough checked the ticket she bought at a Delta London Drugs and discovered she'd won $25,000 a year for life from the Daily Grand's Aug. 26 draw.

Tough decided to take the $500,000 lump-sum prize, rather than $25,000 each year.

-with files from CTV News Vancouver

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