According to the most recent reports from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, after Wednesday’s Lotto 6/49 draw Canada has found its latest lottery millionaire. The Crown agency, says the ticket holder is residing in West Vancouver, and he or she will now be significantly richer with over CA$10 million to their name.
Lotto 6/49 is a Canadian lottery game that is drawn twice a week, once on Wednesdays and once on Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. And for 2021, B.C. lottery players alone have couped up over CA$70 million in winnings. The game can be played by purchasing a ticket from a land-based retailer or online on PlayNow.com.
Shortly after Wednesday’s draw, the BCLC was quick to announce that someone from British Columbia is the newest member of the Canadian lottery millionaires list. The lucky ticket holder is located in West Vancouver and he has managed to claim the October 20 draw’s jackpot of the life-changing CA$10.2 million. The agency advises everyone lotto player to double-check their tickets and contact them.
The winning combinations for Wednesday’s multi-million prize were 06, 09, 34, 35, 48, and 49, the winning ticket matched all six of them and now will have up to 52 weeks to contact the BCLC and claim their prize. Also, October 20 draw, awarded another hefty prize to its players, as one ticket purchased on PlayNow.com claimed CA$500,000 after matching all four Extra numbers.
The winner of the hefty Lotto 6/49 jackpot will have up to 52 weeks to contact the Crown agency and obtain their prize. After that, the Crown will invite the lucky winner to a BCLC office to claim their cheque. In the meantime, the corporation reminds everyone to play for fun and not to make money. If players experience any gambling problems, they can contact the GameSense program, for guidance and information.
Lotto 6/49 Winner Revealed
This week, the BCLC also revealed the identity of one more Lotto 6/49 winner who won half of the game’s jackpot a while back. The name of the winner is Juanita Parnell, and she is from Prince Rupert. Her ticket numbers matched all winning numbers in a recent round of the game and now she is CA$5,790,419.90 richer.
While at a BCLC office to claim her prize, Mr. Parnell shared that she almost missed the ticket purchase deadline but she managed to buy at the very last minute. She also said that when she started playing the lottery, she randomly selected the numbers 7, 18, 19, 38, 42, and 46, and stuck with them. Now, the numbers have finally paid off, and she plans to go on a vacation with her grandchildren.
At the end of September, the Crown agency also announced that a ticket holder from the province is the sole winner of the enormous Lotto Max jackpot worth CA$70 million. The winner is yet to contact the Crown corporation, but he has plenty of time as the deadline of 52 weeks is more than enough to contact a financial advisor. The winning is the largest lottery one in the history of B.C.
Source: “Wild Wednesday: West Vancouver Lotto 6/49 Ticket Wins Last Night’s $10.2-Million Jackpot”, BCLC, October 21, 2021