When Travis Lagasse dropped by the B & B Tireland store in Langley City to take advantage of a store sale, he wasn’t thinking about winning $10,000.
While the Brookswood resident was buying four sale-priced tires, he was invited to enter the Canada-wide contest, “Tireland Money Grows in Tires” event.
“When people come and say there’s a contest, enter it,” Lagasse advised on Tuesday, Dec. 23, as he posed with a giant mock cheque for $10,000 at the store at 20010 Industrial Ave.
It was a pleasant surprise for Lagassse, who was still considering what to do with his windfall.
“Don’t know yet,” he said.
Then, store owner Steve Stayner presented Lagasse with the real, but considerably smaller cheque.
“You’ll want this,” Stayner said
The contest, open to all adult residents of Canada, offered two $10,000 top prizes, one for residents of Quebec, and one for residents outside of Quebec.
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There were another 54 winners of smaller secondary prizes in Langley.