This week, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation reported another significant lottery-minted win which was recorded in the Province of B.C. According to the Crown agency, this time a local player has won a prize worth CA$5 million from Saturday’s draw of Lotto 6/49. Now, the winner has up to 52 weeks to contact it and claim it in person.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery offering which was reworked back in September 2022 and now comes with two jackpots. It is drawn on Wednesday and Saturday and its players get a chance at the Classic Jackpot worth CA$5 million or the new Gold Ball. The latter has a guaranteed winner thanks to a unique number on each ticket.
Searching Another B.C. Prize Winner
BCLC’s latest announcement, makes the recent Lotto 6/49 win in the region, the second in the span of a few weeks. The latest win was recorded in the Saturday, April 8, 2023 draw of the popular game, and according to the Crown, the ticket was purchased somewhere in Kelowna. Everyone in the region with a ticket is advised to double-check their numbers.
The currently unknown lottery player was the only one across the country to match all six winning numbers of the total 49 in Saturday’s draw. The winning combination for the round was 08, 13, 16, 27, 31, and 46. As always, the windfall has a 52-week-expiry date and the winner must contact the agency. More information on the winner will be released after they acquire it.
In the meantime, as the Gold Ball jackpot remained intact in the last draw, Canada is once again bracing for an exciting round of Lotto 6/49. The next drawing on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, will come with a jackpot worth CA$62 million. If the Gold Ball Draw finds a winner of the major prize, then the winner will have a chance to take home either CA$1 million or up to CA$68 million.
More Local Lottery Scores
Just recently, the BCLC announced that a Vancouver Island man has claimed a Lotto Max jackpot worth CA$55 million. The name of the winner is William Scott Gurney who now plans on retiring and finding ways of spending the amazing prize. His win dates to the February 28, 2023 draw of the game, and with the money, he is now looking to purchase a property on the island.
In addition to that, in 2022, B.C. residents acquired some impressive Lotto Max winnings. In August, the Crown revealed Jennifer Cole as the winner of a CA$31-million-jackpot, and the West Kelowna local purchased the winning ticket on PlayNow.com. Luckily for her, the Lotto Max subscription enabled her to win the major jackpot in the July 8, 2022 draw.
According to the latest annual reports by the BCLC, in 2022 alone, British Columbian lottery players managed to win CA$802 million in total prizes. With CA$173 million coming from Lotto Max. There were more than 100 million winning tickets sold at provincial retailers or online on PlayNow.com. Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley regions got the largest portion of the total prize pool last year.
Source: “Someone who bought a lotto ticket in B.C. has won $5M” CTV News Vancouver, April 10, 2023