The past few weeks have been especially successful for lottery enthusiasts that are regular purchasers of Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 tickets. The latter was able to guarantee two lottery tickets the colossal jackpot of CA$29,801,647 and the first slice was bagged last week.
This week saw the second half of the windfall make its way to Kim and Michael Verkerk from Sundre, Alberta. They claimed their CA$14,900,823.50 portion of the June 15 jackpot.
Millions of Canadians are hardwired to enjoy lottery and seek the thrill of every draw bringing them the chance of winning big. They have seen their parents and grandparents purchase lottery tickets and this is a tradition they are willing to preserve and continue.
Purchasing lottery tickets on the regular is a practice that supports the rapidly-growing Lotto MAX and the Lotto 6/49 that is also able to offer considerable main prizes. June 15 saw two Lotto 6/49 tickets match the numbers drawn.
Lottery Winners Bag Their Prizes
The draw saw the numbers 10, 19, 24, 30, 35, and 49 being drawn and two tickets purchased in Alberta became eligible for the main prize. The couple hailing from Sundre received the right to claim half of it but they took their time before they contacted the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. Mrs. Verkerk said that she remembered to check the ticket in the middle of the night.
She was awake in the wee hours of the night and noticed the ticket on the kitchen table, so she decided to give it a quick scan with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation mobile app. It has a convenient feature that eliminates mistakes and makes lottery checking much easier.
However, that particular evening the app notified her that there is no prize information, so she entered the WCLC website. This is when she found out that the couple is now multimillionaires and their lives would never be the same. Several refreshes of the official website were needed, in order for them to be sure that they are indeed the winners.
Ottawa Ticket Eligible for CA$15.7M
Among the couple’s plans is sharing the jackpot with some of their immediate family members. Furthermore, the two of them are planning some holiday time away from home that will celebrate the windfall. Mrs. Verkerk made it clear that the larger portion of the money will be invested in the business the two of them oversee.
Lotto 6/49 proved its generosity once again this week. July 3 witnessed yet another lucky draw coming with a jackpot of CA$15,764,647.10. The numbers drawn were 13, 21, 26, 30, 38, and 39 and a ticket managed to match all six of them. The fortunate purchase was made in Ottawa, as it was confirmed by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
All lottery enthusiasts are encouraged to check their lottery tickets, as they might be Canada’s next multimillionaire. The ticket might be purchased by a single individual, but it could also distribute the prize among a group of people. July 6 is going to bring the next Lotto 6/49 draw and a jackpot of CA$5 million.