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"Every ten minutes I'd look at Wayne and say 'Really? You're not kidding, right?'"

"When they handed my wife the cheque... I knew our lives had changed."


"I really am someone who never expected to win and I’ve won and it's like wow."

"I'm proof that it can happen to you."

Check out this year's lottery winners from B.C.

*Map location is for illustrative purposes only. Pins represent winning prize amounts $10,000+ from January 1, 2018 to current.
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Lotto Max

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Lotto 6/49

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BC/49

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Daily Grand

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Scratch and Win

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Keno

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Pacific Hold'em Poker

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BC 50/50

Set For Life winners - Kenneth M.

$675,000

Set For Life

Congratulations Kenneth!

It was a lazy afternoon at home for Duncan’s Ken Motherwell when he scratched his way to a $675,000 top prize on a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket. “I bought ten tickets, and my wife bought two,” said Motherwell. “I was scratching my second ticket and I told her she needs to grab her glasses and come look at my ticket. We both started screaming!”

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Lotto Max winners Rowena and George

$25,951,985.90

Lotto Max

Congratulations Rowena and George!

It was a normal trip to the corner store for some cranberry juice and a chocolate bar, but for Merritt’s George Munro and his wife Rowena Inyallie, it turned into a life-changing pit stop. While at the Courtesy Corner Market in Merritt, George purchased a Lotto Max ticket and matched all seven numbers in the Lotto Max Draw held Friday, February 22, 2019 to win the $25.9 million jackpot.

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Lotto Max winner Harald

$500,000

Daily Grand

Congratulations Harald!

Penticton’s Harald Naegel said he feels naturally lucky. Now with a lottery win under his belt, perhaps he feels even luckier. Naegel matched the five main numbers in the Daily Grand Draw held February 14, 2019 to win the $500,000 prize.

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Set for life winner - Moises I.

$675,000

Set For Life

Congratulations Moises!

Moises Ibarra’s morning ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee and playing a Scratch & Win ticket recently became a life-changing one, after he won a $675,000 top prize playing Set for Life.

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Set For Life Winners - Jace and Roshina

$1,000,000

Lotto Max

Congratulations Jace and Roshina!

Jace and Roshina De Ath are looking forward to more free time after matching all seven numbers in the Lotto Max Maxmillions draw held back on October 26, 2018 to win $1 million.

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Daily Grand winner - Gladys O.

$500,000

Daily Grand

Congratulations Gladys!

A family trip and a new home are planned for B.C.’s latest lottery winner. Coquitlam’s Gladys Ortiz matched five out of five numbers on the Daily Grand Draw held February 11, 2019 to win $25,000 a year for life. Ortiz had the option to choose the annual payment, or a lump-sum cheque worth $500,000. She chose the latter to start turning dreams into reality right away. draw.

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Scratch & Win: Set for Life winners - Erich

Annuity Prize

Set for Life

Congratulations Erich!

It’s an extra special Valentine’s Day for Erich Schmidt and his wife after purchasing a winning Set for Life Scratch & Win lottery ticket at Willowbrook Mall. They will now receive $1,000 a week for the next 25 years.

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Lotto 649 winners - Madeline and Harold

$5,000,000

Lotto 6/49

Congratulations Madeline and Harold!

A Port Alberni husband and wife are B.C.’s newest multi-millionaires. Harold Thomas and his wife Madelaine matched all six numbers in the February 9, 2019 Lotto 6/49 Draw to win the $5-million jackpot.

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Lotto 6/49 winner - Cinnamon L.

$1,000,000

Lotto 6/49

Congratulations Cinnamon!

For Cinnamon, winning the lottery puts a greater emphasis on life. “I want to stay alive and enjoy the money,” she jested. The Sooke, B.C. resident matched all 10 numbers in the Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw held January 1, 2019 to win the $1 million prize.

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Lotto 6/49 winner - Dale E.

$1,000,000

Lotto 6/49

Congratulations Dale!

Like many lottery winners, Nanaimo’s Dale was in disbelief when he found out he matched the 10-digit number on his Lotto 6/49 ticket to win $1 million in the Guaranteed Prize Draw held January 5, 2019. “I used to own a beautiful Corvette from 1967,” said Euerby. “I think now is the time to start looking for another one.”

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Lotto Max winner - Stanley Y.

$1,000,000

Lotto Max

Congratulations Stanley!

A Vancouver man has his eyes set on a luxurious new set of wheels after winning $1 million after matching all seven numbers in the Lotto Max Maxmillions draw held Friday, December 21, 2018. “I’ve always loved the body style of a Mercedes CLS63,” said Stanley Yan. “I’ve always wanted to get it but never had the money. Now is my opportunity to own one.”

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Lotto Max winner - Agnes C.

$500,000

Extra

Congratulations Agnes!

Mission resident, Agnes, will finally be able to fulfill an item on her bucket list to go to Greece after matching all four Extra numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw held on January 12, 2019.

Lotto Max Winner - Michelle D.

$39,517,071

Lotto Max

Congratulations Michelle!

“When I won, I wanted to say thank you,” explained Michelle De Roma, “It is an amazing blessing.” The Surrey resident matched all seven numbers in the Lotto Max draw held Friday, December 28, 2018 to win the massive jackpot of $39.5 million.

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Lotto Max Winner - Nguyen

$500,000

Extra

Congratulations Nguyen!

A comfortable retirement and giving back to local charities are in the plans for Extra winner Nguyen, who matched all four winning numbers and won the top Extra prize in the Lotto 6/49 draw held on December 22, 2018.

Lotto Max Winner - Christopher

$1,000,000

Lotto Max

Congratulations Christopher!

“I'm overjoyed with the fact that it came to fruition and now I've got something to pass around,” explained Christopher. The Vancouver resident won the $1 million Lotto Max prize in the draw held Friday, December 14, 2018. Christopher plans to share his winnings with his family and enjoy his retirement. 

Lotto Max Winner - Zahra.

$500,000

Lotto Max

Congratulations Zahra!

 A big win for Zahra who plays the lottery occasionally with her family. "The important part is the fact that we won as a family. That was amazing." explained Zahra after winning the $500,000 Lotto Max prize in the draw held on Friday December 21, 2018. 

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*Winning ticket prize count between Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018.
*Stats include winners between Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018.
** $10,000 + Set For Life winners in BC between Jan 1, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018.
† $1,000,000+ Lotto 6/49 winners in BC between Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 1, 2018.
‡ $10,000+ Lotto Max winners in BC between Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 1, 2018.