Say what you will about your in-laws, but Mukesh Dutt is feeling the love for his mother-in-law, whose Valentine’s Day gift of a Set for Life 20th Anniversary ticket led to a whopping top prize win of $675,000.
Dutt, traditionally a Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 player when the jackpots are high, had never played a Scratch & Win ticket before this life-changing win.
“To be honest I wasn’t even sure how to play at first,” says Dutt. “After this, I think I’ll start buying a few more Set for Life tickets!”
Dutt, who works as a plumber, says the win means he’ll be able to go house hunting in Vancouver sooner than he originally expected.
“My son is only two months old, so being able to buy a home in Vancouver where I grew up and put a house over my family’s heads is special,” says Dutt.
As for how to reward his mother-in-law, Dutt says there will be a family celebration planned for the future. He also plans to use the winnings to pay off some bills and perhaps take a northern Canada camping trip with his family.