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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
*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.