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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."
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Scratch and Win
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There’s an old saying that patience is a virtue. For Anita, waiting for her pizza order led to a $2 million jackpot win for BC/49’s June 26, 2019 draw. “It was a 20 minute wait for the pizza to be ready,” says Snyder. “The woman said there was a new $30 Weekly Pack for all the draws, so I thought I’d try it.”
On his way through Vernon last week, Paul stopped at a gas station and had a "gut feeling" that he should buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket. That feeling led him to a life-changing amount of money, after matching all ten numbers in the draw held on June 29, 2019 to win the guaranteed $1 million prize.
Aldergrove’s Fraser admits he had trouble keeping steady after discovering he was holding a Lotto Max ticket worth $500,000. The 55-year-old matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto Max draw held on Friday, June 21, 2019 to win the half-million dollar prize.
Even though he’s $7 million dollars richer, Vito has no plans to leave his job as a janitor, though he does intend on scaling back his hours. The Surrey resident matched all six numbers on his Lotto 6/49 ticket to win the $7 million jackpot from the April 27, 2019 draw, only a few days after celebrating his 58th birthday.
Lotto 6/49 PlayNow
Family’s first in life – and jackpot lottery wins! – for Vivienne Mills, who won a whopping $10 million after matching all six numbers on her Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased on PlayNow.com for the April 3, 2019 draw. The longtime Tumbler Ridge resident says she can’t wait to share the life-changing money with her two children and four grandchildren.
A housing upgrade and some family fun in the sun are top priorities for Surrey resident Victor, thanks to his Daily Grand win of $25,000 a year for life. After scanning his ticket at the Panorama Shell station where he purchased his ticket along with some gas, Raghwan was surprised to read the self-checker message.
Set For Life
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!”
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.
Set For Life
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.
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.
Set for Life
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.
*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.