Jackpot win is no joke for Surrey man
Now that practical joker Matthew Arseneau has received his $833,158.91 cheque for winning a PlayNow.com jackpot, his family may finally start to believe him.
Arseneau was listening to local radio station, 99.3 the Fox, when he heard about a contest to win a trip to Mexico through PlayNow.com. He logged into the gambling website to enter, played the minimum $5 wager, and couldn’t believe his eyes when it said he had won the jackpot.
“I entered the contest and was playing online when it popped up on my computer screen,” said Arseneau. “It said I won but it took a dozen times of looking at it before it sunk in.”
Known as a practical joker in the Arseneau family, his parents thought this was another of his pranks.
“I started jumping up and down on the couch laughing and screaming,” said Arseneau. “My mom told me to sit down and be quiet. She didn’t believe me. She will now.”
The 26-year old Surrey resident won the prize on a casino jackpot game called SuperCubes where the jackpot keeps growing until it’s won. He’s still overwhelmed by the win but already has a few plans for the prize.
“I am going to buy my little brother a new car,” said a smiling Arseneau. “And also help my parents finish with some renovations on their house. I haven’t yet decided what I’ll get for myself, maybe a trip to Mexico if I don’t win that too.”
Operated by BCLC, PlayNow.com is British Columbia’s only safe, secure and regulated gambling website where the revenue generated stay in the province to benefit all British Columbians.