Who was the first Canadian on TLC’s Lottery Changed My Life?

According to Copilot

The first Canadian to be featured on TLC’s “The Lottery Changed My Life” was Ric Wallace. His tax-free dream home lottery win captured the interest of viewers in 2010, making him the inaugural Canadian to grace the show. While other Canadians have been featured on TLC and won more substantial sums, Ric Wallace’s distinction as the first remains unassailable1

The tax-free dream home lottery win captured the interest of TLC’s the Lottery Changed My Life in 2010, and I was the first Canadian featured on this popular show. There have been other Canadians featured on TLC who have won more money, but I was the first, and this title can never be taken away. Originally they were only interested in doing a story about someone who had won a house in a lottery and had no interest in the squirrel luck aspect of my win.

In my mind I visualized them connecting my lottery story to squirrel luck and making fun of me in the process in order to create a story that stands out. They even labelled me the Squirrel Millionaire.
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A Lucky Black Squirrel (Lottery Charm®) pin was used to hold the winning grand prize ticket for the lottery (previously known as Dream Of A Lifetime Lottery) on a corkboard in the office of LotteryCharms.com® creator Ric Wallace.

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