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18/05/2017

Got game? BCLC invites game developers to partake in an online competition

All it takes is one great idea to shake up the gambling industry. Starting May 24, BCLC invites game developers, start-ups and entrepreneurs to register and submit their ideas for the next innovative game as part of a new online competition offered on innovationbclc.com.

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12/05/2017

$500,000 Surrey winner plans to go the ‘Extra’ mile with new ride

Leo Lehtonen of Surrey thought his eyes were playing tricks on him when he discovered he won $500,000 playing the Extra on the May 5, 2017 Lotto Max Draw.

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01/05/2017

Chilliwack man is ‘Set for Life’ thanks to birthday gift from mom

David Brereton of Chilliwack got more than he wished for when his mother gave him a Set for Life ticket for his birthday.

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20/04/2017

New Apartment for Richmond Lotto Max Winner

Yuk Ying Pau found herself trying to stay calm and not shout with delight after learning she’d won $500,000 on the Lotto Max Extra from the April 7, 2017 draw.

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20/04/2017

Port Moody Lotto 6/49 Winners Living the Good Life

Port Moody retirees Kurt and Marlis Gebeshuber are looking forward to feathering their nest egg and enjoying life, thanks to winning $9.3 million in the April 12, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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11/04/2017

$25.9 million Burnaby Lotto Max winner to share winnings with family

Marcello Battiston of Burnaby has 25.9 million reasons to feel good after winning a whopping $25.9 million on the March 10, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

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04/04/2017

BCLC explores design-build option for its Head Office in Kamloops

Today, BCLC has issued a non-binding Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) on BC Bid to pre-qualify up to four vendors for provision of property development and contracting services, who will be eligible to submit a proposal for a potential new purpose-built Kamloops Head Office building.

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04/04/2017

New interactive casino experience on PlayNow.com to create up to 170 new jobs

BCLC and its vendor, Evolution Gaming, will be developing a new interactive casino experience called Live Casino on PlayNow.com that will enhance British Columbians’ overall entertainment experience as well as create new, local jobs in the province.

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04/04/2017

New interactive casino experience on PlayNow.com to create up to 170 new jobs

BCLC and its vendor, Evolution Gaming, will be developing a new interactive casino experience called Live Casino on PlayNow.com that will enhance British Columbians’ overall entertainment experience as well as create new, local jobs in the province.

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31/03/2017

Lake City Casino Penticton closes in preparation for new Cascades Casino Penticton opening

The Lake City Casino Penticton located at 21 Lakeshore Drive West will close its doors permanently on April 2, 2017, at 2 AM in anticipation of the grand opening for the new Cascades Casino Penticton, located at 201-553 Vees Drive, on April 5, 2017, at 5 PM.

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30/03/2017

$1 million winner from Abbotsford eyeing the future

Siriphone Johnson won a cool $1 million Maxmillions prize on the February 10, 2017 Lotto Max draw, and Abbotsford’s newest millionaire is looking forward to planning her family’s future.

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24/03/2017

$1 million win still sinking in for Westbank man

Werner Weiss was ecstatic when he thought he won $10,000.

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16/03/2017

Mackenzie winner to enjoy a few ‘Extra’ things with $500,000 win

Roscoe Hammond and his wife sing and dance every time he buys a lottery ticket.

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13/03/2017

Become the next Netflix or go the way of Blockbuster? Companies have a choice to make in the Digital Revolution

BCLC and TRU present Technology and Innovation Speaker Series on the Digital Revolution

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13/03/2017

Langley couple living the ‘surreal’ life with $7 million Lotto 6/49 win

Richard Bourgeois and Michelle Wishard haven’t left ‘Cloud 6/49’ since finding out they won $7 million on the March 11, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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08/03/2017

Abbotsford man to climb the property ladder with $2.3 million Lotto 6/49 win

Hung Nguyen attempted to play it cool after finding out he won $2.3 million playing Lotto 6/49.

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24/02/2017

Tee times and home improvement on horizon for $1 million Surrey winner

Newly minted millionaire, Gordon Foss, is planning to take things a little easier after winning a $1 million Maxmillions prize on the January 6, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

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22/02/2017

Landmark Agreement for Responsible Gambling: MGM Resorts Adopts BCLC’s GameSense Program

When you gamble, use your GameSense. That’s the message MGM Resorts International will be sharing with its customers across North America as part of an agreement with BCLC, British Columbia’s provincial gambling corporation, to license its responsible gambling program, GameSense.

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21/02/2017

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference: Celebrating Five Years of Championing Research and Awareness

Leaders and innovators from the international responsible and problem gambling community are taking centre stage at the fifth annual New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference in Vancouver, February 21 - 22, 2017.

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20/02/2017

La La Land the betting favourite on PlayNow.com to clean up at the 89th Academy Awards

B.C. bettors can wager on the glitz and glamour of the 89th Academy Awards on PlayNow.com.

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20/02/2017

BCLC Enhancing Responsible Gambling Support for Workers in BC Gambling Industry

BCLC has introduced additional responsible gambling measures, and initiated changes to policy, education and training, to better support workers in the B.C. gambling industry who may be at a higher risk of developing problems with gambling.

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16/02/2017

Globetrotting in the cards for $1 million Surrey winner

It was a good thing Thi Nguyen’s husband insisted on checking her Lotto Max ticket twice.

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14/02/2017

‘Extra’ excitement at work as 26 colleagues share $500,000 win

Norine Yamamoto didn’t wait for an office newsletter to announce she and 25 of her colleagues won $500,000 playing the Extra on the February 1, 2017 Lotto 649 draw.

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08/02/2017

Lotto 6/49 Super Draw is back this February 2017

Lotto 6/49 is offering a Super Draw on February 15, 2017 with 14 GUARANTEED prizes of $100,000 each.

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03/02/2017

Excitement builds with $73 million in Lotto Max prizes

There is a whopping $73 million in prizes available on the February 3, 2017 Lotto Max draw. That includes an estimated $60 million jackpot plus an estimated 13 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each.

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31/01/2017

$500,000 win 13 times the fun for colleagues from Quesnel

If you thought winning the lottery would be a thrilling experience, Dwayne McKerlie of Quesnel will tell you it’s even better winning with a group of friends.

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31/01/2017

$500,000 Vancouver winner feeling ‘Extra’ bueno

Severino Hernandez won $500,000 playing the Extra on the January 21, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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31/01/2017

$500,000 win kicks off ‘Extra’ special Year of the Rooster for Vancouver winner

Chin Lam of Vancouver won $500,000 playing the Extra on the January 14, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw. Although he wanted to celebrate his win right away, Lam decided it was better to be patient.

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30/01/2017

Canada’s largest ever online sports prize pool up for grabs for the Super Bowl with the PlayNow.com $1 Million Super Pool

For the first time ever, bettors in B.C. can test their Super Bowl know-how for a chance to win or share the $1 million Super Pool on PlayNow.com.

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19/01/2017

More family time for Prince George man after breathtaking Lotto Max win

Patrick Kukko of Prince George knew his family would be excited about his $1 million lottery win but he never could have anticipated the absolute reaction of jubilation he received!

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19/01/2017

Kelowna man enjoying ‘surreal’ Set for Life win

Michael Walker won $675,000 playing Set for Life and remains in complete disbelief.

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18/01/2017

Surrey winner in ‘Extra’ disbelief after winning $500,000

Antonio Armagno checked his lottery ticket multiple times before it sank in he won $500,000 playing the Extra in the November 4th, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

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18/01/2017

Abbotsford man to Play it Forward with $500,000 Extra win

Ranjit Gill is relaxing after winning $500,000 playing the Extra in the January 6, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

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16/01/2017

$500,000 Prince George winner to have ‘Extra’ enjoyment in life

Laura Bower of Prince George won $500,000 playing the Extra in the December 24, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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12/01/2017

It’s all about family and travel for Vancouver Lotto Max winner

Joanne Fraser couldn’t believe she became a millionaire after winning a $1 million Maxmillion prize in the January 6, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

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09/01/2017

PlayNow.com pays out the second largest slot jackpot ever in B.C.

A $761,000 jackpot made for a great ending to 2016 for a Courtenay man.

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05/01/2017

Union Bay couple the talk of the town after Set for Life win

Annemarie Fischer and Keith McKay’s tradition of playing Set for Life every Christmas paid off to the tune of $675,000.

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05/01/2017

New Year, new dreams with $100 million in Lotto Max prizes

Lottery players in B.C. could kick off the New Year in style with an estimated $100 million in prizes available on the January 6, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

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04/01/2017

Barriere man celebrates Christmas with $1 million win

Imagine what it would be like to win $1 million on Christmas Eve?

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30/12/2016

Delta colleagues celebrate $1 million Christmas Eve win

A group of 15 colleagues from Delta received a special Christmas present this year after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the December 24, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw. The group discovered they won big on Christmas morning when the group trustee, Lyle Mattern, checked the draw results online.

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29/12/2016

Top Winning Lottery Moments of 2016

Every year lottery players in B.C. win hundreds of millions of dollars and 2016 proved to be no exception with $670,421,309 in prizes won and claimed in B.C. between Jan 1, 2016 and Dec 1, 2016.

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23/12/2016

Christmas could come early with $68 million in Lotto Max prizes

Christmas could come early for lottery players in B.C. with an estimated $68 million in prizes available on the December 23, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

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20/12/2016

Lotto 6/49 Holiday Super Draw is back Christmas Eve

Lotto 6/49 is getting into the holiday spirit, offering a Super Draw on the December 24 draw, with five Guaranteed Prize Draws for $1 Million each.

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19/12/2016

BCLC Seeks Partner for Potential Casino and Entertainment Venue in the City of Victoria

Today, BCLC issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) on BC Bid as a first step in selecting a Service Provider to contract with BCLC to develop and operate a potential new casino and entertainment venue to capture the tourism and entertainment market opportunity in Victoria.

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19/12/2016

Christmas comes early for Cranbrook man after $4.9 million Lotto 6/49 win

Douglas Lowes was ‘playing it forward’ and spreading holiday cheer when he decided to buy a Lotto 6/49 winning ticket.

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06/12/2016

$500,000 Richmond winner to give pup ‘Extra’ running room

Sandra Holland won $500,000 playing the Extra on the December 1, 2016 Daily Grand draw and wasted no time celebrating.

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01/12/2016

A Joy to Give, but Not to Kids: Give Lottery Products Responsibly

Every year, as part of our own holiday tradition, BCLC reminds parents and adults that lottery products such as Scratch & Wins are a form of gambling, and not suitable gifts for children and minors.

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15/11/2016

Duncan man says winning Set for Life one of his top moments

Joshua Sanwald says winning $675,000 playing Set for Life ranks among his top moments ever.

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09/11/2016

Delta selected as preferred Host Local Government for potential gaming and entertainment facility

BCLC has concluded its Expression of Interest (EOI) process in the South of the Fraser market area and has selected...

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08/11/2016

Winners from Langley are on ‘Cloud 6/49’ after $1 million win

Velma Molnar and Anthony Catonio can indulge in some daydreaming after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the November 5, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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08/11/2016

Prince George man singing ‘Extra’ happy tune after winning $500,000

Michael Sonnenberg can’t help but express his happiness through song after winning $500,000 playing the Extra on the October 29, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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04/11/2016

A computer system that won Jeopardy! and is revolutionizing the way we do business: What is Watson?

On November 10, 2016, BCLC and TRU present the latest edition of the Technology and Innovation Series that will dive into how the partnership between people and self-learning computers is enhancing the way we do business to be faster, more responsive and precise.

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03/11/2016

Bettors in B.C. have potential to win big for the US Presidential Election

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton head towards their final showdown at the polls, bettors in B.C. have a chance to win big regardless of which candidate becomes president.

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01/11/2016

Burnaby man ‘Extra’ step closer to homeownership after winning $500,000

Filamor Almadin is closer to his dream of home ownership after he won $500,000 playing the Extra on the October 19, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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26/10/2016

Gibsons couple in disbelief about being ‘Set for Life’

Gerry and Jeannette (Bev) Drombolis say winning $675,000 on Set for Life still hasn’t sunk in!

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25/10/2016

Only four days left to claim LOTTO MAX ticket worth $1 million

This is the last week for the person holding a $1 million winning Lotto Max ticket from the October 30, 2015 draw to claim their prize. A ticket sold in Burnaby for the October 30, 2015 draw matched 7/7 numbers for a $1 million Maxmillion prize.

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24/10/2016

Mission woman makes history claiming first ever major Daily Grand prize

Margo Zecchini will go down in history as the first ever major Daily Grand winner! Zecchini matched 5 out of 5 numbers, missing only the ‘Grand Number’, to win the secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life on the first Daily Grand Draw on October 20th, 2016.

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21/10/2016

History is made in B.C. with the first winning Daily Grand ticket purchased in Mission

A winning ticket worth $25,000 a year for life was purchased in Mission, B.C. for the first national Daily Grand draw on October 20, 2016.

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18/10/2016

Imagine winning $1,000 a day for life with Daily Grand, Canada’s newest lottery

Poll shows most would buy a house, travel the world and donate to charities.

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12/10/2016

Whistler winner to host second Thanksgiving dinner after Set for Life win

Arnel Egido had a Thanksgiving weekend he’ll never forget after winning $675,000 playing Set for Life.

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04/10/2016

$9.7 million Lotto 6/49 winner from Abbotsford can’t stop smiling

Daniel Schulli is in a state of shock since discovering he won $9.7 million on the September 17, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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03/10/2016

Play Canucks 50/50 Across B.C. for Home and Away Games

New online 50/50 raffle on PlayNow.com gives fans across B.C. a chance to win jackpots for all Canucks games, while supporting the Canucks for Kids Fund

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03/10/2016

Abbotsford winner has ‘Extra’ lavish wedding and car on his mind after winning $500,000

It didn’t take long for Sikander Sekhon to go shopping after winning $500,000 playing the Extra on the September 16, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

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22/09/2016

Vancouver woman feeling ‘Extra’ excited after $500,000 win

To say Thi Loan Nguyen was excited about winning the lottery is an understatement.

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21/09/2016

BCLC to shake up gambling at Vancouver Startup Week Hackathon

All it takes is one good idea to create the next big startup or new game and BCLC has joined forces with the Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) Hackathon to make this happen.

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20/09/2016

View Royal Casino to Undergo Extensive Redevelopment

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and BCLC have announced plans to enhance gaming and entertainment options at the View Royal Casino.

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16/09/2016

Lottery excitement builds with $82 million in Lotto Max prizes

Summer might be coming to a close but Lotto Max fever is heating up with an estimated $82 million in prizes available on Friday’s draw.

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16/09/2016

Set for Life win greatest moment for Vancouver man

Steven Laurente of Vancouver is relishing being ‘Set for Life’ after winning the top prize of $675,000.

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13/09/2016

Lumby woman caps off ‘emotional’ summer with $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

Sarah Ross has had what she describes as an emotional summer. Her family’s home burned down a few months ago, and they have been living in a rental unit since.

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13/09/2016

Lumby woman caps off ‘emotional’ summer with $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

Sarah Ross has had what she describes as an emotional summer. Her family’s home burned down a few months ago, and they have been living in a rental unit since.

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12/09/2016

IGT and BCLC Introduce Powerbucks Omni-Channel Jackpot

North America’s first omni-channel jackpot offers prize pool upwards of $1 million

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09/09/2016

$500,000 Lotto 6/49 win feels ‘Extra’ great for New Westminster woman

Judith McMillan says it was a huge surprise when she discovered she won $500,000 playing the Extra in the August 17, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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08/09/2016

Kelowna woman to reunite with family thanks to $1 million Scratch & Win

Penny Hand did what many people would do if they won the lottery – she asked for time off work as a new millionaire!

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08/09/2016

Burnaby family takes a ‘breath of fresh air’ on cloud 6/49 after winning $1 million

One of the best moments ever! That’s how a Burnaby family describes the experience of winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the August 31, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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07/09/2016

By the numbers: Popularity of NFL betting in B.C.

BCLC number crunching shows football is by far the most popular sport in B.C. when it comes to betting online and retail. The National Football League accounts for the bulk of football betting in B.C. on PlayNow.com and Sports Action. British Columbians placed more than 1.1 million wagers on NFL games in the 2015-16 season, and the Super Bowl was once again the most popular sports betting event in B.C this year.

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25/08/2016

BCLC selects real estate advisory firm for Kamloops head office

Through a Request for Proposal (RFP), BCLC has selected Avison Young Commercial Real Estate as its professional real estate advisory firm to assist in the review, planning and delivery of BCLC’s office space requirements in Kamloops.

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23/08/2016

Burnaby Lotto Max winner to share the wealth

Linda Spruston is Burnaby’s newest millionaire after winning a $1 million Maxmillion prize in the August 12, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

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18/08/2016

Nanaimo man sets new Canadian online lottery record after winning $21 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot on PlayNow.com

Bill Laharty of Nanaimo, B.C., is $21 million richer after winning the jackpot in the August 13, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw. Laharty purchased his ticket on PlayNow.com, setting a new lottery record for the largest-ever online lottery prize won in Canada.

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15/08/2016

New Canadian lottery record set with $21 million Lotto 6/49 ticket sold on PlayNow.com in B.C.

A British Columbian set a new Canadian lottery record by purchasing a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket on PlayNow.com worth $21 million – now the largest-ever online lottery prize won in Canada. The winning ticket was purchased in B.C. on PlayNow.com for the August 13, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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11/08/2016

101 million reasons to buy a Lotto Max ticket this Friday

Lotto Max fever is heating up this summer with a whopping $101 million in prizes available on Friday’s draw. Players will have a chance to win the $60 million jackpot and 41 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each on the August 12, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

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04/08/2016

‘Extra’ winner from Vancouver froze after winning $500,000

Kavoos Ostadmohammad didn’t know how to react when he discovered he won $500,000 playing the Extra in the June 18, 2016 Lotto 6/49 Draw.

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02/08/2016

Lottery retailers to ID players who look 25 and younger

We ID 25 – take it as a compliment. Effective August 2, 2016, lottery retailers across B.C. will be required to check one form of government issued photo ID of any customer purchasing lottery products who appears 25 years of age and younger.

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28/07/2016

$500,000 ‘Extra’ win one of the top moments ever for Coquitlam man

Manuel Enes played it cool and didn’t get excited at his local grocery store when he found out he won the lottery. Enes won $500,000 saying ‘yes’ to the Extra in the July 22, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

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26/07/2016

Calgary couple wins $1 million playing Lotto 6/49 while vacationing in B.C.

This will go down as one of the best vacations ever for Beverly and Garry Clermont after the Calgary couple won the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the June 8, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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26/07/2016

Kamloops woman’s birthday wish comes true after Set for Life win

It’s safe to say Melody Manuel’s husband knocked her birthday out of the park by gifting her a winning Set for Life ticket!

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22/07/2016

$1 million Lotto 6/49 winners ready to give out big thank-yous

Jonathan and Theresa Moleski have overcome many challenges over the last few years, which makes winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the June 4, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw that much sweeter.

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21/07/2016

BCLC evaluates four Expressions of Interest for the North Shore and South of the Fraser regions

BCLC is evaluating Expressions of Interest in hosting a gaming facility from local governments in the North Shore and South of the Fraser regions

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21/07/2016

BCLC contributes $1.3 billion to British Columbia

BCLC celebrated its 30th anniversary over 2015/16 and we marked the milestone by delivering a record net income of $1.3 billion to government, which helps support communities, health care and education.

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20/07/2016

$3.5 million Lotto 6/49 winner from Mission to share winnings with family

Catherine Webb doesn’t get phased easily, so she was surprised at her reaction to winning $3.5 million on the July 13, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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15/07/2016

US election bets most popular novelty betting category on PlayNow.com

Many British Columbians are watching the US Presidential race with keen interest as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get set to face off in November’s election.

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14/07/2016

Great Food! Great Music! Great Vibes! Midsummer Music Jam is back

Great tunes, food trucks and free ice cream add up to a memorable night out for the family at the Midsummer Music Jam.

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14/07/2016

Set for Life win a ‘cherry on top’ for Mission Man

Philip Barkley won $675,000 playing Set for Life and says he loves the feeling of being a lottery winner.

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08/07/2016

City of Victoria selected as preferred Host Local Government in Expression of Interest Process

BCLC has selected the City of Victoria as the preferred Host Local Government for a gaming facility proposal in the Greater Victoria region.

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08/07/2016

BCLC Takes Next Steps to Enhance Casino Entertainment in Greater Victoria

BCLC has selected the City of Victoria as the preferred Host Local Government for a gaming facility proposal in the Greater Victoria region.

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05/07/2016

It was a winning long weekend for $1 million winner in Aldergrove

Janelle Gibbons will always remember the Canada Day long weekend that she won the lottery!

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05/07/2016

Dreams can come true for Vancouver $1 million Lotto 6/49 winner

Clara Suen of Vancouver won the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the June 22, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw, and can sum up her experience in one word: happy!

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04/07/2016

Lotto 6/49 Super Wednesdays to heat up summer

Summer is about to get hotter with the introduction of Lotto 6/49 Super Wednesdays from July 6th to August 31st. Super Wednesdays will offer six GUARANTEED prizes of $10,000 and 49 prizes of $1,000. This is in addition to the regular Lotto 6/49 jackpot and the GUARANTEED $1 Million Prize Draw.

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28/06/2016

Pat Davis announced as BCLC Chief Information Officer

Pat Davis has been announced as the Vice President of Business Technology and CIO at BCLC, based at the corporate head office in Kamloops.

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27/06/2016

Home ownership a reality for Abbotsford Lotto Max Winners

Pauline Bohnen-Nastiuk and her husband Bradley can realize their dream of home ownership after winning $500,000 on the June 10, 2016 Lotto Max draw all because they said ‘yes’ to the Extra!

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23/06/2016

BCLC to evaluate Saanich and Victoria to host a potential gambling facility

The District of Saanich and the City of Victoria have responded to the second phase of BCLC’s Expression of Interest (EOI) process to determine a preferred host local government for a gambling facility in the Greater Victoria area. BCLC’s evaluation team, overseen by a third-party fairness monitor, will now evaluate the responses.

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21/06/2016

$12.8 million Lotto 6/49 winner to travel the globe and live life to the fullest

Ian Hirsch of Coquitlam didn’t just double check his ticket, he triple checked it to make sure he won a whopping $12.8 million on the June 18, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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20/06/2016

Coquitlam couple to help family with Lotto Max win

Dennis Howlett was happy to see a Maxmillion winner from B.C. when he was checking the results for the June 10, 2016 Lotto Max Draw - he just didn’t think it would be him.

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10/06/2016

BCLC Seeking Vendors to Replace Lottery Terminals

Today BCLC issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) on BC Bid for vendors that could replace our legacy lottery systems.

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01/06/2016

BCLC to determine interest in hosting a gaming facility in the North Shore and South of the Fraser

BCLC is taking the first step in determining interest among local governments in the North Shore and South of the Fraser regions of Metro Vancouver to host a potential gaming facility.

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20/05/2016

Diving adventures on the horizon for Mill Bay $1 million 6/49 winner

Christine Forbes didn’t know how to react when she saw “$1,000,000” flash on the lottery validation terminal.

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obrien-david
13/05/2016

Burnaby man to travel the world after $5 million 6/49 win

David O’Brien couldn’t believe his own eyes when he checked the winning numbers for the May 4, 2016 6/49 draw.

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10/05/2016

Langley winner likes the sound of being ‘Set for Life’

Gerald Peterson was all smiles when he found out he won a whopping $675,000 playing Set for Life.

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09/05/2016

Yukon winner can chase dreams now that he’s ‘Set for Life’

William Kane was visiting Vancouver from Haines Junction, Yukon when he won a free Set for Life Ticket. Little did he know a much bigger win was in store for him.

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02/05/2016

BCLC seeks real estate advisory for Kamloops head office

BCLC has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a real estate advisor in order to determine a long-term solution to improve our head office in Kamloops.

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15/04/2016

$500,000 winner from Mara to spend ‘Extra’ time with family

As a rule of thumb Teresa Johnson always says ‘yes’ to the Extra when she plays Lotto Max.

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14/04/2016

Saanich and Victoria Move to Next Phase in the Expression of Interest Process

BCLC has concluded the first phase of the Expression of Interest process to determine which local governments will move to the next stage to be considered a potential host community for a gaming facility.

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14/04/2016

Vernon Lotto 6/49 jackpot winner is talk of the town

Vernon resident, Robert Jaeger, is the latest jackpot winner from the Okanagan! Jaeger won the $5 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot on the April 9, 2016 draw. Jaeger’s win came a day after the $50 million Lotto Max jackpot was won in Kelowna by June Bergh and a few weeks earlier, Kelowna resident Robert Goertzen won the $21.9 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.

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13/04/2016

‘Extra’ unbelievable moment for $500,000 Vancouver winner

Wilermina Bandiola couldn’t believe the number she saw when she checked her Lotto Max ticket for the April 1st, 2016 draw.

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12/04/2016

Kelowna Lotto Max jackpot winner to share winnings with family

June Bergh from Kelowna is $50 million richer after winning the Lotto Max jackpot on the April 8, 2016 draw.

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06/04/2016

BCLC volunteer humbled to represent BCLC and Kamloops

The excitement for the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Tournament in Kamloops was infectious!

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05/04/2016

Langley Set for Life winner to share his win

Joseph Breland won $15 playing the lottery on his birthday and decided to use that money to buy more tickets.

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31/03/2016

First Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Fort St. John

Most adult British Columbians gamble at least once a year, whether they buy a lottery ticket, bet in a casino or gamble online.

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31/03/2016

BCLC volunteer floating on hockey cloud nine!

Tricia Turner of BCLC’s Corporate Finance department shares her experience volunteering for the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

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29/03/2016

Kamloops couple in shock after $500,000 LOTTO MAX win

Jessica Sandry is glad she reminded her boyfriend, Michael Ellis, to buy a LOTTO MAX ticket when he passed through Kelowna for work.

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29/03/2016

$3.5 million Alert Bay Lotto 6/49 winner to pay it forward

George Speck decided to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket for the March 19, 2016 draw on a whim, and that snap decision is paying off to the tune of $3.5 million.

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29/03/2016

Lantzville resident pinching herself after $500,000 ‘Extra’ win

Denise Palmer had to pinch herself when she checked her Lotto Max ticket and discovered she won $500,000 on the Extra for the March 18, 2016 draw.

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24/03/2016

Surrey Grandparents to help family with $2 Million BC/49 win

Patricia and David Crawford felt three emotions upon discovering they won the $2 million BC/49 jackpot in the February 24, 2016 draw.

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24/03/2016

Victoria lottery winner ‘Extra’ excited to swim with dolphins in Hawaii

Amanda List received an unexpected $500,000 a week before her 23rd birthday when she won the Extra in the March 19, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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14/03/2016

BCLC seeks Loyalty Program Consulting Services

BCLC has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for loyalty program design and consulting services on BC Bid.

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schmidt-Linda
11/03/2016

Saying ‘yes’ to Extra pays off for Nanaimo office lottery pool

It was a good thing Linda Schmidt opted to say ‘yes’ to the Extra when picking up a lottery ticket for her office pool. Her decision paid off to the tune of $500,000 in the February 24, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw!

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10/03/2016

Coquitlam resident is ‘Set for Life’

Carmela Sacchetti didn’t believe it at first when she discovered she won a whopping $675,000 playing Set for Life.

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08/03/2016

BCLC warns of cheque scam in Canada

Fraudsters posing as BCLC are mailing counterfeit cheques to innocent people in eastern Canada.

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02/03/2016

Victoria trio on cloud ‘6/49’ after $3.6 million Lotto win

Unbelievable! That’s how three friends from Victoria described the moment they won $3.6 million on the February 27, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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moore-garry
01/03/2016

Nanaimo lottery winner looking forward to ‘Extra’ freedom

Garry Moore couldn’t believe his eyes when the lottery screen flashed $500,000 after he checked his ticket for the February 24, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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29/02/2016

BCLC seeks Marketing Services

BCLC has issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for Marketing Services on BC Bid in order to pre-qualify a list of experienced marketing agencies and freelancers that can provide marketing communications, freelance services as well as media buying and planning and digital services for its various lines of business.

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25/02/2016

Balance fun with facts at Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Kamloops

Most adult British Columbians gamble at least once a year, whether they buy a lottery ticket, bet in a casino or gamble online.

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mortimore-debra
24/02/2016

‘Magnificent Group of seven (plus one)’ celebrates $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

A group of eight co-workers from Mission have one million reasons to celebrate after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the February 20, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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23/02/2016

PlayNow.com rolls out the red carpet for 88th Academy Awards Novelty Bets

You don’t have to be a Hollywood star to enjoy the glitz and glamour of Oscars night.

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22/02/2016

Kelowna Lotto 6/49 $21.9 million winner to ‘live the life he’s always wanted’

Kelowna resident, Robert Goertzen feels that 21 is a special number for him after winning a whopping $21.9 million on the February 20, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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21/02/2016

$21.9 million Lotto 6/49 ticket sold in B.C.

Lottery players in B.C. should be checking their numbers today!

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17/02/2016

It was a happy birthday for Surrey man after Set for Life win

Jeffrey Dalziel is $675,000 richer after receiving a winning Set for Life ticket for his birthday.

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15/02/2016

Vancouver resident to help family with $1 million Lotto Max Win

Vancouver resident Ed Eviston is the city’s newest millionaire after winning a $1 million Maxmillions prize on the January 29, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

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11/02/2016

Balance fun with facts at Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Greater Victoria

Most adult British Columbians gamble at least once a year, whether they buy a lottery ticket, bet in a casino or gamble online.

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10/02/2016

Surrey resident to travel with $1 million Scratch & Win

Surrey Resident Lisa Marie Page never thought her love of jewelry would lead to her winning one of the top prizes of $1 million on the $100,000,000 Diamond Payout ticket.

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09/02/2016

Lotto 6/49 Super Draw is back this February

This February everything is coming up roses with Lotto 6/49 offering a Super Draw on February 13, 2016 with 14 GUARANTEED prizes of $100,000 each.

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05/02/2016

Vancouver couple seeing turquoise after Set for Life win

Crystal Dawn Shaubel and Shiela Ante of Vancouver stepped into the Esso station on Kingsway in Burnaby for some gas and coffee, and stepped out with a Set for Life winning ticket worth $675,000.

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04/02/2016

PlayNow.com kicks off Super Bowl 50 hype with Prop and Novelty Bets

From the game itself to the halftime show, players can bet on over 270 bets for Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 on PlayNow.com.

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03/02/2016

Lottery excitement builds with $93 million in Lotto Max prizes

Lotto Max fever is heating up with a $60 million jackpot available on Friday’s draw. Adding to the excitement, players will also have a chance to win 33 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each on the February 5, 2016 Lotto Max draw. In total, $93 million in prizes will be available to be won!

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02/02/2016

BCLC’s GameSense adopted by Connecticut Lottery Corporation

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation has entered into an agreement with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) for the right to use “GameSense,” BCLC’s proprietary, award-winning responsible gaming education program, joining several other jurisdictions who are embracing the internationally recognized brand.

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01/02/2016

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference Welcomes Global Industry Experts

Specialists and innovators from the international responsible and problem gambling community are gathering in Vancouver, British Columbia for the 4th annual New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference, February 2 - 3, 2016.

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26/01/2016

Odds and top prop bets kick off for Super Bowl 50 at PlayNow.com

The single largest sports betting event in the world kicks off February 7, 2016 as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

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26/01/2016

BCLC and TRU present Technology and Innovation Speaker Series: Why You Got Hacked

BCLC and Thompson Rivers University are pleased to present the second instalment in the Technology and Innovation Speaker Series, taking place on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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doneza-romeo
25/01/2016

Delta winner is still seeing zeros after $500,000 Lotto Max Win

Romeo Doneza said it was a good thing he was shopping alone when he bought a winning Lotto Max ticket worth $500,000. Doneza shared the Maxmillions prize with one other winning ticket after both tickets matched 7/7 numbers in the December 18th Lotto Max draw.

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20/01/2016

$1 million winner from Langley to help animals with prize

It was a surreal moment for Loriann Sandy when she discovered she won a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the December 18, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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cannell-lynn
11/01/2016

Delta woman to pay it forward with $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

Delta resident Lynn Cannell is still seeing zeros after discovering she won the Guaranteed $1 Million prize on the January 6, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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evans-marlene
08/01/2016

Christmas gift has Maple Ridge resident Set For Life

Marlene Evans is $675,000 richer after winning the top prize for Set For Life over the holiday season after receiving the ticket from her niece as a Christmas present.

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31/12/2015

Memorable B.C. lottery winners of 2015

Every year lottery players in B.C. win hundreds of millions of dollars and this year proved to be no exception. 2015 was the year of the millionaire with 12 Maxmillion winners and 15 Guaranteed Prize Draw winners from B.C.

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30/12/2015

Christmas win of $500,000 for Chetwynd resident

Adam Chadwick purchased a Lotto Max ticket for the December 25, 2015 draw on a whim and it paid off to the tune of $500,000.

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29/12/2015

Christmas gift of $1 million for Penticton residents

Lindsay Slobodzian and Grzegroz Slobodzian received the best Christmas gift when they discovered they won a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the December 25, 2015 Lotto Max draw. The couple learned they were millionaires the day after Christmas!

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Jackpot Alert
23/12/2015

An estimated $117 million in prizes available to be won over the holidays

You might want to put a lottery ticket or two in a stocking or under the Christmas tree this year because between Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49, there is an estimated $117 million in prizes available to be won!

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22/12/2015

Early Christmas present of $1 million for Kelowna resident

Tuong Van Mai of Kelowna only recently started purchasing Lotto 6/49 tickets and it has already paid off to the tune of $1 million. Van Mai won the Guaranteed $1 million prize in the December 16, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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22/12/2015

An ‘Extra’ $500,000 Christmas gift for Maple Ridge mom

Leah Montague received an early Christmas gift after she said ‘yes’ to the Lotto Max Extra and won $500,000.

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hicks
22/12/2015

Surrey resident to pay $1 million Scratch & Win forward to family

Surrey resident Dennis Hicks is still in shock after winning one of the top prizes of $1 million on the $100,000,000 Diamond Payout ticket.

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cools_remsbury
22/12/2015

Lightning strikes twice for Vernon couple with $500,000 ‘Extra’ win

While most people only dream of winning the lottery, Vernon couple, Diana Cools and Neil Remsbery, have won it twice. Most recently, $500,000 on the November 6, 2015, Lotto Max Extra draw.

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Hillier_Clarke
21/12/2015

Maple Ridge resident is buying a Corvette after $1 million win

Clarke Hillier has been playing Lotto Max for years and always dreamed about winning big. His dream recently came true after winning a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the December 18, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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18/12/2015

Lottery excitement builds with a $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

Lotto Max is heating up this holiday season with a $60 million jackpot available on tonight’s draw. Adding to the excitement, players will also have a chance to win one of 21 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each on the December 18, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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18/12/2015

Lotto 6/49 Holiday Super Draw is back this December for two draws

Lotto 6/49 is getting into the holiday spirit, offering a Super Draw on the December 23 and December 26 draws, with five Guaranteed Prize Draws for $1 Million each. These prizes are offered to players in addition to the regular Lotto 6/49 multimillion dollar jackpot on both draws.

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15/12/2015

BCLC presents $50 million prize for March 14, 2014 Lotto Max Draw

BCLC is pleased to announce the winners of the $50 million Lotto Max jackpot arising from the March 14, 2014 draw are Friedrich and Annand Mayrhofer and their son Eric Mayrhofer, all from Langley.

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11/12/2015

BCLC evaluates five expressions of interest in hosting a gaming facility in Greater Victoria

BCLC has moved into the evaluation phase of its expression of interest process with five out of six local governments, including First Nations, in Greater Victoria now having formally expressed an interest to BCLC in being considered to host a gaming facility in their community.

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bogdan-darlene
03/12/2015

Victoria resident to travel the globe after $500,000 Extra win

Victoria resident Darlene Bogdan is in the holiday spirit after discovering she won $500,000 for the Extra on the November 28, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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30/11/2015

Some Gifts Just Aren’t Meant For Kids: Please Give Responsibly

As the holiday season approaches, BCLC is reminding parents and all adults that lottery tickets, including Scratch & Wins, are appropriate only for players 19 years of age or older.

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16/11/2015

Upcoming Lotto 6/49 Super Draw will offer 56 Guaranteed Prizes per draw

Lotto 6/49 will offer 56 Guaranteed Prizes on the November 25 and 28 draws. This marks the second time in Lotto 6/49 history where 56 Guaranteed Prizes have been offered on a single draw. The last time this many prizes were offered in the March 2015 Super Draw there were 14 winners from B.C.

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bono-ray-tammy
12/11/2015

Port McNeill couple is Set for Life

Ray Bono doesn’t normally play Scratch & Win games but thanks to his last minute decision to purchase a Set For Life ticket, Ray and his wife, Tammy are $675,000 richer.

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moody-larry
04/11/2015

Bella Coola man on cloud 6/49 thanks to $1 million win

It was Halloween when Bella Coola resident Larry Moody found out he won the Guaranteed $1 Million prize in the October 28, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw. Moody says discovering the win on Halloween was the best treat ever.

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03/11/2015

Whistler woman $500,000 richer after Lotto Max win

Cathy Fraser went into Walmart to grab Kleenex and dishwasher detergent and emerged half a million dollars richer.

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29/10/2015

A kitchen renovation upgrade in store for Osoyoos Lotto Max winner

A kitchen renovation upgrade in store for Osoyoos Lotto Max winner

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23/10/2015

Delta man to pay it forward with $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

Delta resident Vincent Gnitt is still seeing zeros after discovering he won the Guaranteed $1 Million prize on the January 6, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw

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bclc-logo
23/10/2015

BCLC is alerting players about an online lottery scam

Fraudsters posing as the LOTTO MAX and Lotto 6/49 brands continue to attempt to engage with lottery players online.

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longmore-alison
21/10/2015

North Vancouver resident is off to Europe thanks to the Extra

Alison Longmore is $500,000 richer after matching 4/4 numbers for the Extra on the October 14, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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playnow-c
16/10/2015

Blue Jays odds-on favourite to win World Series on PlayNow.com

The Toronto Blue Jays are now favourites on PlayNow.com to win the World Series as Major League Baseball Champions with odds of 1.85 to 1. Prior to the start of the season, the odds on the Blue Jays were 29 to 1.

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15/10/2015

Lotto 6/49 jackpot soars to historic $64 million

While the leaves and temperature outside might be falling, jackpot fever for Lotto 6/49 is rising. This Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot is now estimated at $64 million after sales pushed the jackpot to record breaking levels.

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sawchuk-carol
08/10/2015

Three colleagues from Sechelt share in $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

Sechelt resident Carol Sawchuk started shaking with excitement and disbelief when she discovered she won the Guaranteed $1 Million prize in the October 3, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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playnow-c
06/10/2015

NHL Odds on PlayNow.com for when the puck drops this season

The 2015-16 National Hockey League (NHL) season starts on October 7, 2015 with the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks as equal favourites to win the Stanley Cup at 7/1. PlayNow.com offers hundreds of ways for hockey fans to get in on the action every week.

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05/10/2015

BCLC and TRU team up for Technology and Innovation Speaker Series

The exciting world of 3D printing is the focus of the first Technology and Innovation Speaker Series presented by BCLC and Thompson Rivers University on Monday, October 5, 2015.

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bclc-logo
01/10/2015

BCLC seeks Greater Victoria local governments’ interest in hosting a gaming facility

BCLC is asking select local governments, including First Nations, in Greater Victoria to express their interest in hosting a gaming facility.

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lotto-max-logo
24/09/2015

Lottery excitement builds with a record $60 million Lotto Max jackpot

For the first time in Lotto Max history, players will have a chance to win a $60 million jackpot on the September 25, 2015 draw.

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11/09/2015

Host of fishing show reels in $1 million prize

Mission resident Michael Mitchell never thought he would reel in $1 Million on a Scratch & Win ticket until he did just that this week.

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02/09/2015

BC/49 winner is putting his son through med school

Ronald Mattson always had a feeling he would win the lottery but after winning $76,125 on the August 29, 2015 BC/49 draw, it still feels too good to be true.

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bclc-logo
31/08/2015

BCLC releases new social responsibility report

BCLC has released its 2014 social responsibility (SR) report.

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31/08/2015

Lottery players thanked in BCLC’s version of ‘candid camera’

Imagine this. You’re running errands in Metropolis at Metrotown and you rush into the Lotto Signature Store to purchase your weekly lottery tickets.

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24/08/2015

PlayNow.com serves up odds for the U.S. Open

Tennis fans across the globe are eagerly anticipating the start of the U.S. open with qualifying rounds beginning today at Arthur Ashe stadium in New York.

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19/08/2015

BCLC celebrates the opening of Cascades Casino Kamloops

BCLC is excited to celebrate with Gateway Casinos and the City of Kamloops the grand opening of Cascades Casino Kamloops. The new casino will officially open its doors to players today.

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olson-frances
12/08/2015

Port Coquitlam resident is Set for Life

Frances Olson had a feeling that one day she would win the lottery and it turns out she was right! This week Olson purchased a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket and won the top prize of $675,000.

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12/08/2015

Vancouver resident plans on paying winnings forward

Guangxiao Chen is $500,000 richer after winning the Extra on the July 3, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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12/08/2015

Take a swing at the PGA Championship on PlayNow.com

Players are gearing up to take their best swings at golf’s final major of the year, as the PGA Championship tees off, August 13 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

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kondo-norman
11/08/2015

Richmond resident ‘extra’ excited about family trip to Disneyland

Norman Kondo is $500,000 richer after matching 4/4 numbers for the Extra on the August 5, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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cronin-gordon-helen
07/08/2015

Richmond couple is $1 million richer

Gordon and Helen Cronin have been playing the lottery for as long as they can remember because Gordon always had a funny feeling that one day they would hit the jackpot. Their dream has become a reality after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the August 5, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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healey-steve
27/07/2015

Pemberton carpenter is off to Mexico after $500,000 win

Steve Healey’s decision to say ‘yes’ to the Extra paid off to the tune of $500,000 in the July 17, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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harris-robert
22/07/2015

Fort St. John is home to a new millionaire

When Fort St. John resident Robert Harris heard the Lotto Max jackpot was a record breaking $55 million, he decided to seize the moment and purchase a ticket. This decision won Harris $1 million in the July 17 draw.

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kallberg-anita
22/07/2015

New Westminster photographer is Set for Life

Anita Kallberg buys Set for Life Scratch & Win tickets frequently but never in her wildest dreams did she expect to win the top prize of $675,000

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horak-paul
21/07/2015

$1 million winners are talk of the town in Prince Rupert

Paul Horak couldn’t believe it when he received a phone call from his friend informing him they had won the Guaranteed $1 Million prize in the July 8, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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mcdonald-craig
21/07/2015

London is calling Port Moody resident after $500,000 win

Craig Macdonald was filling up his car with gas when he decided to use his free play on the record breaking $55 Million Lotto Max draw on July 17. The split second decision paid off to the tune of $500,000 after Macdonald’s ticket matched 4/4 numbers on the Extra.

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black-jori
17/07/2015

Aldergrove resident is Set for Life

Jori Black had an unscratched Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket on his desk for about a week. He finally got around to scratching it and Black could not believe his eyes when he discovered he won the top prize of $675,000.

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bclc-logo
16/07/2015

BCLC contributes $1.25 billion to British Columbia

BCLC posted a record net income of $1.25 billion to government in 2014/15, which helps support communities, health care and education. This is the ninth straight year BCLC has been able to deliver more than $1 billion to the province of B.C.

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16/07/2015

Adams Lake Indian Band hosts B.C’s newest community gaming centre

BCLC is proud to announce the opening of Chances Salmon Arm, in collaboration with Berezan Management and the Adams Lake Indian Band. Chances Salmon Arm will officially open its doors to players on July 20.

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nguyen-qui
15/07/2015

Vancouver Maxmillion winner is planning a trip to Vietnam

Vancouver is home to a new millionaire. Qui Nguyen is $1 million dollars richer after winning the Maxmillion prize in the July 10, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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rezanson-kay
15/07/2015

$1 million Vancouver winner to enjoy retirement

Kay Rezanson has been playing the lottery for over 35 years but she still can’t believe she won the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the July 11, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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15/07/2015

Lottery excitement builds with a record $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

For the first time in Lotto Max history, players will have a chance to win a $55 million jackpot on the July 17, 2015 draw.

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midsummer-music-jam
14/07/2015

BCLC celebrates 30 years in Kamloops at Midsummer Music Jam

BCLC and the City of Kamloops will host the biggest free outdoor concert of the season featuring hundreds of prizes, free ice cream, entertainment, and of course, music.

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13/07/2015

Inaugural sustainability award presented to BCLC at Global Lottery Forum

BCLC has been recognized by La Fleur’s magazine for its work in the area of corporate social responsibility. The inaugural sustainability award was presented to Kevin Gass, BCLC’s vice president of lottery gaming, at La Fleur’s Global Lottery Forum last month at Ryerson University.

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todd-beverley-in-trust
09/07/2015

Victoria travel agents share in $1 million win

Five co-workers from Victoria are celebrating after winning a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the June 26, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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08/07/2015

More than $1 Million in jackpots retroactively awarded to nine online players

BCLC is retroactively awarding nine players the progressive jackpots they won on the Wizard of Odds slot game on PlayNow.com between July 16, 2014 to June 10, 2015.

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hamilton-robert
07/07/2015

$1 million winner is paying it forward to his kids

Robert Hamilton felt he was in the right place at the right time when he won the Guaranteed $1 Million prize in the July 4, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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lotto-pack-change
30/06/2015

New Lotto Quick Pick Packages for Lotto 6/49, LOTTO MAX, and BC/49

New and improved Lotto Quick Pick Packages will be available in retail as of July 13, 2015. Changes to the packages have been made in response to feedback BCLC received from both players and retailers.

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ross-gareth
24/06/2015

Keno winner is in the market for a new home

Vancouver resident Gareth Ross’ morning routine of purchasing a Keno ticket has paid off to the tune of $200,000 – the new top prize for Keno, after matching ten out of ten numbers on the June 23 draw.

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18/06/2015

Kelowna resident is ‘Extra’ elated after $500,000 win

Kelowna resident Michelle Schulte is planning a party to celebrate her $500,000 win on the Lotto Max Extra draw through PlayNow.com. Schulte couldn’t believe her eyes after discovering she had matched all four Extra numbers on the June 12, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

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16/06/2015

Port Hardy couple win $2 Million BC/49 Jackpot

When Bob and Louise Roulston realized their BC/49 ticket was the $2 million winner, Bob had to pinch himself — he thought he was dreaming!

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vestner-irene
16/06/2015

Penticton lottery winner is in the market for a new condo

Penticton resident Irene Vestner is $1 million dollars richer after winning the Guaranteed Prize Draw on the May 30, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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11/06/2015

Delta mother to ‘live the life she aspires to’ after winning $12.5 million

Lisa-Marie Draganiuk is B.C.’s latest multi-millionaire after winning $12.5 million on the June 5 Lotto Max draw. Her ticket is one of four winners in the $50 million Lotto Max draw, each entitled to $12.5 million.

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10/06/2015

Abbotsford lottery winner is planning a European holiday

Rinze Kiljan’s decision to say ‘yes’ to the Extra paid off to the tune of $500,000 in the May 13, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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08/06/2015

One of four winning tickets for $50 Million jackpot sold in Delta

Lotto Max players in B.C. should be checking their numbers this week because one of the winning tickets for the jackpot in the June 5 draw was sold in B.C

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08/06/2015

A small Anniversary gift turns into an ‘Extra’-ordinary one

When Dana Haggar purchased his wife a Lotto Max ticket as an anniversary present, he figured it would be a small gesture. But the gift turned out to be a grand one, with Dana and Rhonda Carr-Haggar winning $500,000 on the May 22, 2015 draw – all because Dana said ‘yes’ to the Extra.

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playnow-c
04/06/2015

2015 Women’s World Cup kicks off at PlayNow.com

Excitement continues to build in Vancouver with Team Canada’s first game for the Women’s World Cup scheduled for Saturday, June 6 against Team China.

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02/06/2015

BCLC names new executive members based in Kamloops

BCLC President & CEO Jim Lightbody announced executive appointments today.

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02/06/2015

Courtenay’s $1 million winner is talk of the town

Dale Wiedenman is Courtenay’s newest millionaire after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million prize in the May 27, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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01/06/2015

More time to play Lotto 6/49, BC/49, Lotto Max and Extra

Starting July 15, 2015, lottery players will have more time to purchase tickets for Lotto 6/49, BC/49, Lotto Max, and Extra thanks to a ticket purchase cut-off extension from 6pm (PT) to 7:30pm (PT).

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constant-normand
01/06/2015

Prince George Maxmillion eyes up dream cars

Prince George is home to a new millionaire. Normand Constant is $1 Million dollars richer after winning the Maxmillion prize in the May 29, 2015 draw.

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powell-brittany
01/06/2015

Maxmillion winner planning a backpacking adventure

Brittany Powell has been playing Lotto Max since she was 19 years old and now at the age of 24, she is a millionaire. Powell won a $1 million Maxmillion prize in the May 29, 2015 draw making the Kelowna resident’s future feel very bright.

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29/05/2015

Burnaby Lotto 6/49 winner will be rolling in $1 million in cash

Violet McLeod was convinced she would one day be a millionaire, but still, when she validated her Lotto 6/49 ticket and won the Guaranteed $1 million prize, she couldn’t believe her eyes.

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28/05/2015

Lottery fever heats up with $100 million in Lotto Max prizes!

It’s not quite summer yet, but Lotto Max is heating up. Players will have a chance to win a $50 million jackpot and 50 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each on the May 29 Lotto Max draw.

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27/05/2015

Extra $500,000 brings Coldstream woman to her knees

Caroline Longval was in so much shock after winning $500,000 on the Lotto Max Extra that she fell to the floor in tears of joy.

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williams-tanya
26/05/2015

Maxmillion win leaves Enderby woman speechless

Tanya Williams gave herself an early birthday present this year after turning her ‘Free Play’ and $1 win from a previous draw into a $1 million Maxmillion prize.

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anderson-charles
26/05/2015

Retired life will be ‘Extra’ special for Parksville resident

Charles Anderson has been slowly inching his way towards retirement, dreaming of a time when he could hang up his work boots. But after saying ‘Yes’ to the Extra, that dream is just around the corner.

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blacklock-graham
26/05/2015

Surrey man’s four-legged friend helps him win Set For Life

A forgotten Scratch & Win ticket led to a Set For Life grand prize for Surrey winner Graham Blacklock.

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Bourassa-Burnaby- May 11 2015
12/05/2015

Lotto player hits the Maxmillion jackpot

Jeffery Bourassa could not believe his eyes when he self-checked his Lotto Max ticket and saw seven matching numbers and $1,000,000 flash across the screen. Bourassa had to take several deep breaths in order to process that he had won the $1 million Maxmillion prize on the May 8, 2015 draw.

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lotto-signature-store-logo
06/05/2015

$94 Million in lottery prizes up for grabs

Excitement continues to build for lottery players as a whopping $94 million in prizes is on the table to be won.

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vivian-douglas
30/04/2015

Chilliwack co-workers share Maxmillion prize

A group of employees at a Chilliwack auto dealership are $1 million richer.

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30/04/2015

Upcoming May Lotto 6/49 Super Draw offers two additional Guaranteed $1 Million Prizes

Lotto 6/49 will offer two additional Guaranteed Prizes on the May 9 draw.

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RGAW-langley
30/04/2015

Myth-busting and education the focus of responsible gambling week in Langley

BCLC and the Province of British Columbia, in cooperation with Gateway Casinos and the City of Langley, have partnered for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

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saucier-shane
28/04/2015

BCLC’s 30th anniversary a big celebration for lottery winner

Kelowna resident Shane Saucier was shopping for a Scratch & Win when he came across the new BCLC 30th Anniversary ticket. His decision to purchase the newly launched ticket paid off to the tune of $125,000 as he won the game’s top prize.

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28/04/2015

West Vancouver couple is on cloud 6/49

Maurice Jessiman-Phair and his wife, Marilyn Jessiman-Phair are on “cloud 6/49” after saying ‘yes’ to the Extra and winning $500,000 on the April 4, 2015 draw.

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RGAW-victoria
17/04/2015

Awareness week brings gambling education to Victoria

BCLC and the Province of British Columbia, in cooperation with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation have partnered for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. The week engages the whole community in activities designed to raise awareness of responsible gambling practices, April 19-25, 2015.

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hunka-scott-and-john
14/04/2015

‘Extra’ special anniversary for Kamloops couple

For their 44th wedding anniversary, Kamloops resident Scott Hunka bought his parents a Lotto 6/49 ticket.

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RGAW-vernon
09/04/2015

Responsible gambling week aims to educate and raise awareness in Vernon

BCLC and the Province of British Columbia, in cooperation with Gateway Casinos have partnered for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. The week engages the whole community in activities designed to raise awareness of responsible gambling practices, April 12-18, 2015.

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narayan_shanil
08/04/2015

‘Extra’ lucky Good Friday for Surrey resident

Shanil Narayan’s decision to say ‘yes’ to the Extra paid off to the tune of $500,000.

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07/04/2015

Lotto 6/49 win a life-changer for Vernon couple

Albert and Margaret Greening are still in disbelief after winning $5.8 million on Lotto 6/49.

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stoian-george
02/04/2015

Winning the Extra no April Fool’s joke

For George Stoian, a pipefitter from 108 Mile Ranch, winning big on the Extra lottery game proved to be more than just a pipedream. The decision to say ‘yes’ to the Extra won him $500,000 on the March 11, 2015 draw.

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01/04/2015

Jim Lightbody appointed BCLC President & CEO

The Board of Directors of BCLC has announced the appointment of Jim Lightbody as BCLC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, based in Kamloops.

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01/04/2015

BCLC’s Kamloops head office economic impact more than $1 billion over 30 years

A Thompson Rivers University (TRU) study released today estimates BCLC’s head office has had an economic impact of $1.1 billion on the community of Kamloops since it opened on April 1, 1985.

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Laidlaw_Ian_Beverly
31/03/2015

Nanaimo couple sail into retirement

For nearly 33 years, Nanaimo couple, Ian and Beverly Laidlaw, have been playing the same lottery numbers each week. While on a recent trip to visit family in Richmond they realized they had forgotten to purchase a ticket for the upcoming Lotto 6/49 draw.

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Leiterman_Wendy
31/03/2015

Smithers-based grandmother is Set For Life

A split decision to purchase a Set For Life rather than a Crossword Scratch & Win proved to be the right call for Smithers resident, Wendy Leiterman.

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kiviaho-ian
25/03/2015

Vancouver Maxmillion winner begins shopping for new car

While running errands, Ian Kiviaho decided to check the Lotto Max ticket he had been hanging on to for two months.

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lotto-649-super-draw
17/03/2015

Upcoming Lotto 6/49 Super Draws to offer 56 guaranteed prizes

Lotto 6/49 will offer 56 guaranteed prizes on the March 18 and 21 draws.

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lotto-max-logo
09/03/2015

$50 million winning Lotto Max ticket presented to BCLC

The $50 million winning ticket for the March 14, 2014 Lotto Max draw was presented to BCLC today.

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05/03/2015

Responsible gambling week raises awareness in Kamloops

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Kamloops engages the whole community in activities aimed at raising awareness of responsible gambling practices and the resources available to address problem gambling, March 8-14, 2015.

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05/03/2015

Tears of joy for Vanderhoof $1 million Lotto 6/49 winner

Friends, Deanna Kyncl and Sahel Sobhani, could not believe their eyes when they saw seven numbers pop up on the lottery terminal screen. They had won the $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize on the February 7, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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27/02/2015

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week kicks off in Richmond

BCLC, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Richmond, and River Rock Casino Resort have partnered for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week for the second year in a row.

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levis Diane Extra_web
26/02/2015

Saying ‘YES’ to the Extra pays off for Courtenay resident

Diane Levis’ decision to change up her lottery purchase and say ‘yes’ to the Extra paid off to the tune of half a million dollars on the February 21, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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drew-deidre-soderberg
23/02/2015

Set for Life win is just what the doctor ordered

It was just another day at the office for Merritt resident, Drew Soderberg, that is until he decided to take a break and walk over to the 7-11 to buy a snack and a Scratch & Win ticket that would change his life.

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frank-senger
20/02/2015

Grand Forks man pulls the winning $5 million numbers from a hat

Grand Forks has a new millionaire in town, Frank Senger. Playing the same random set of numbers that he pulled from a hat when he first started playing the lottery, Senger hit the jackpot on February 18, 2015.

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terry-grove
18/02/2015

Lotto 6/49 winner ready to start living the good life.

Long time lotto man, Terry Grove has been playing 6/49 since the day it started, and on February 17th his dreams came true as his regular numbers won big.

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donald-revesz-web
06/02/2015

“Guaranteed” excitement for Latest Lotto 6/49 Winner

When Donald Revesz heard that someone in Kelowna had won $1 million, he never believed it could be him. That is until he saw the matching winning numbers and his disbelief turned to shock.

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BCLC logo
02/02/2015

BCLC's GameSense goes international

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has announced it is adopting BCLC’s GameSense into their responsible gambling...

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kornberger_web
02/02/2015

Lotto 6/49 winner is set to travel the world

Anna Kornberger is already planning her life of travel after becoming a guaranteed millionaire on the night of the January 28th Lotto 6/49 draw.

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goyette brianne
02/02/2015

Vernon woman is feeling ‘Extra’ happy after $500,000 win

Brianne Goyette is leaving on a jet plane to Maui and plans to celebrate in style after she matched all four Extra numbers on the January 30th Lotto Max draw.

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Lin_Hai
02/02/2015

‘Extra’ money in the bank for Richmond resident

Hai Lin says life will be business as usual, but he is “very excited” after winning $500,000 on his Lotto 6/49 lottery ticket.

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mcconnell-shelley-sm
27/01/2015

Surrey retiree says Aloha to $2.5M win

A Surrey retiree will be enjoying some warm tropical island days after winning the $2.5 million jackpot from the January 21 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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playnow-c
26/01/2015

PlayNow.com releases full list of Super Bowl and Oscar odds

With two major entertainment events in the next few weeks, PlayNow.com has released their annual lists of Super Bowl and Academy Awards betting favourites.

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Justin-Zimmerman
26/01/2015

Newlywed Langley resident is Set for Life

Newlywed and soon-to-be-father, Justin Zimmerman of Langley, will have one more reason to celebrate after he discovered his Scratch & Win ticket would set him and his new family up for life.

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BCLC logo
26/01/2015

Community sponsorship for health and wellness recipients announced

BCLC is pleased to announce the six recipients of the Community Sponsorship for Health and Wellness.

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15/01/2015

Bigger LOTTO MAX jackpots coming soon

Starting July 17, 2015, the LOTTO MAX jackpot cap will increase from $50 million to $60 million.

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Tawny Goldrick won a Maxmillion prize on Lotto Max
13/01/2015

Chilliwack Maxmillion winner plans to hit the slopes

When Tawny Goldrick saw seven matching numbers and $1,000,000 on the lottery terminal screen his first reaction was laughter and then disbelief, before realizing he had won a $1 million Maxmillion prize.

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jordan-w-rishi
30/12/2014

Christmas Eve errand turns into $1 million win

On Christmas Eve Jordan Risi and his fiancée, Sasha, were finishing up some last minute errands, and one of those stops would make them $1 million richer.

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30/12/2014

Set for Life winner plans to build a bright future with his jackpot

While on a break from work, Langley resident, Michael Balat, received a pleasant surprise after he scratched and won $675,000 on his Set for Life ticket.

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kristy-bengert
29/12/2014

$1 million Scratch & Win prize won in Salmo

A Boxing Day shopping trip turned into a million dollar event for Salmo resident Kristy Bengert after she bought a $100 Million Fortune Scratch & Win.

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mantel-miller
23/12/2014

Roberts Creek residents win a Lotto 6/49 “Guaranteed” prize

Chris Mantel and Keith Miller from Roberts Creek are B.C.’s latest millionaires after winning the “Guaranteed” prize on the December 20th draw.

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machel-andres
22/12/2014

Vancouver friends win $2.5M just in time for Christmas

It will be a very Merry Christmas for two Vancouver friends as they share a $2.5 million jackpot from the December 17 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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nichols-terry
19/12/2014

Safeway Workers win big on the Extra

A group of 13 workers at a Richmond Safeway are very excited after Terry Lynn Nichols purchased a Lotto 6/49 ticket for the group and said ‘Yes’ to the Extra – leading to a $500,000 win!

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primrose-penny-marlin
19/12/2014

Happy Holidays for Extra winners

Penny and Marlin Primrose will have a very happy holiday season this year after they said ‘Yes’ to the Extra and won $500,000!

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marla-jefferson
19/12/2014

Vancouver Winner receives $3.5M prize

Marla Jefferson received a $3.5 million surprise after she was a winner on the December 17, 2014 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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17/12/2014

BCLC accepts all recommendations of Crown Review

BCLC’s Board Chair and Interim President and CEO have accepted all 25 recommendations of the Government of British Columbia’s Internal Audit and Advisory Services Review of BCLC.

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11/12/2014

‘Just another day’ for $1 million LOTTO MAX winner

The first thought that popped into David Poole’s mind when checked his Lotto Max ticket and realized he was a million dollars richer – it’s just like any ordinary day.

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david-poole
11/12/2014

‘Just another day’ for $1 million LOTTO MAX winner

The first thought that popped into David Poole’s mind when checked his Lotto Max ticket and realized he was a million dollars richer – it’s just like any ordinary day.

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not-for-kids-c
09/12/2014

Lottery stocking stuffers are not for kids

The holiday season is fast approaching and as you’re thinking about the perfect gift for someone, BCLC would like to send an important reminder that lottery tickets, including scratch and wins, are only for players 19 years of age or older.

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millar-brian2
05/12/2014

Duncan resident newest Lotto 6/49 “Guaranteed” millionaire

It was an early Christmas present for Brian Millar of Duncan when he discovered his guaranteed $1 Million win from the November 29 Lotto 6/49 Draw.

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kimberlie_bouchard
20/11/2014

New mom hits the jackpot

Proud new mom, Kimberlie Bouchard, has come forward to collect her $1 million cheque from September 13, 2014 Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize draw.

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brenda bernard
14/11/2014

PEI winner hits $333,333 Lotto max win while on vacation in BC

While celebrating the birth of her first grandson in British Columbia, Brenda Bernard of Charlottetown, P.E.I. decided to buy a lottery ticket.

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spencer-dyson
17/10/2014

Chilliwack player now Set for Life

At 83 years old, Spencer Dyson has been buying Set for Life Scratch & Win tickets for many years. Now the retired Chilliwack resident has won the top prize of $1,000 a week for 25 years!

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Minli Huang wins $1,000,000 with Lotto 6/49
14/10/2014

Winner follows heart to $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

Each week, Minli Huang takes time out of her busy work schedule for a relaxing walk to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket.

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Devon Peters wins $1,000 week for 25 years with Set for Life
30/09/2014

Dawson Creek player now Set for Life!

When 23 year old Dawson Creek resident Devon Peters played his Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket, he didn't immediately grasp he won. But after reviewing the ticket several times, he realized he had just won the top prize of $1,000 a week for 25 years!

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Joanna Szpakowski wins $1,000,000 with Lotto Max
24/09/2014

Newest MAXMILLION Winner Does a Double Take

When the LOTTO MAX jackpot reached an estimated $50 million plus seven MAXMILLION prizes on September 5th, Coquitlam resident Joanna Szpakowski knew she wanted to get in on the excitement and picked up a ticket.

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best-keith
16/09/2014

Weather forecast helps Langley man win $9 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

A Langley resident is feeling richer after collecting his massive lottery prize. Keith Best “had a feeling” about his tickets when he discovered the $9,225,610.30 jackpot win from the September 10, 2014, Lotto 6/49 draw.

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Jim Flynn wins $1,000,000 with Lotto 6/49
03/09/2014

South Hazelton resident newest Lotto 6/49 millionaire

Jim Flynn of South Hazelton had no idea he was carrying around a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket worth $1,000,000 in his wallet.

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Charlene and Orest Gulka win $1,000,010 with Lotto 6/49
02/09/2014

Lightning strikes twice for Nanaimo couple who won Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw

Charlene and Orest Gulka of Nanaimo already know what it’s like to win a Lotto 6/49 jackpot. In 1996, the happy couple matched all six numbers to win a $2.7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.

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duarte-almeida
29/08/2014

Victoria resident in shock after winning $13 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Despite knowing that a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket had been sold in Victoria, retired Victoria resident Duarte Almeida waited more than three weeks to check his ticket from the August 2 draw.

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Mark Prior wins $675,000 with Set for Life Scratch & Win
26/08/2014

Last Set for Life ticket proves to be a jackpot winner

New Westminster resident Mark Prior thought he was out of luck when he wanted to buy a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket but the store was sold out. He was just about to walk out of the door when the store clerk found one ticket, which turned out to be a jackpot winner!

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Dan Flett wins $675,000 with Set for Life Scratch & Win
26/08/2014

Set for Life player picks jackpot winning ticket

New Westminster resident Dan Flett knows how to pick a winning Scratch & Win ticket. He bought the ticket that caught his eye, which proved to be a $675,000 jackpot winner!

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savard-normand
21/08/2014

Nanaimo man finds Scratch & Win gold on grocery trip

Retired Nanaimo resident Norman Savard had just finished grocery shopping at Thrifty Foods on August 18 when he purchased a Cadillac Riches Scratch & Win ticket. The ticket was a $75 winner so he decided to pick up up a Classic Gold Scratch & Win. He couldn’t believe what happened next: he won $500,000!

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BCLC logo
21/08/2014

BCLC statement regarding former President & CEO, Michael Graydon

BCLC has issued a statement regarding former President & CEO, Michael Graydon.

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george-gail-fidler
15/08/2014

Shopping spree planned for Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed $1 million prize winners

Lotto 6/49 has given a Princeton couple a million reasons to smile after they became the latest winners of the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on Lotto 6/49.

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Lotto Max Unclaimed Prize
14/08/2014

BC Lotto Max Ticket Worth $50 Million Remains Unclaimed

Lottery players should be checking their pockets, secret hiding places and couch cushions to see if they hold the $50 million winning ticket. The prize remains unclaimed five months after a ticket sold in Langley, B.C. matched all seven numbers on the March 14 Lotto Max draw.

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Robert Johnson Won $1M
14/08/2014

Sharing $1 million prize with family top priority for Lotto 6/49 winner

It has always been Rob Johnson’s dream to win a Lotto 6/49 jackpot and share the prize with his family.

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Edgar Gracia won $2 million playing BC49
08/08/2014

Richmond man sees jackpot as a blessing to keep on giving

It was a routine day for Edgar Gracia as he sat at the kitchen table to check his BC/49 numbers. Only this time, the result was very different after he matched all six numbers to win the $2,000,085 jackpot.

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Margaret Capot Blanc won $100,020 playing Keno
07/08/2014

$100,000 Keno winner from Fort Nelson is ‘feeling good’

Margaret Capot-Blanc of Fort Nelson experienced the feeling of winning the lottery, not once, but twice.

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Barry & Janice Kroening won $2 Million playing BC 49
29/07/2014

Life changed for Nanaimo lottery winners

When Barry and Janice Kroening checked their BC49 ticket on July 14 the numbers jumped right out – they were $2 million winners!

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Jian Guo Chen won $1 Million with Lotto 6/49
28/07/2014

Vancouver “Guaranteed” winner very thankful

While waiting to meet a friend in Richmond, Jian Guo Chen, decided to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket for the July 26 draw. Chen normally chooses his own numbers, but since he was running out of time before the draw, he went with the quick pick ticket instead.

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henri-martens
24/07/2014

Extra win means $500,000 boost for player

Richmond resident Henri Martens got a $500,000 surprise after he bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket and said ‘Yes’ to the Extra.

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Robert & Sid Roemer won 1Million playing Lotto 6/49
22/07/2014

“Guaranteed” win a huge surprise for Ladysmith Couple

Roberta and Sidney Roemer are creating quite the buzz in Ladysmith with their guaranteed $1Million win from the July 16 Lotto 6/49 Draw.

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Anne-Marie Gazzola won $675,000 playing Set for Life
21/07/2014

Retiree ready to cruise to the Mediterranean now that’s she Set for Life!

The plans to set sail are in the works for the most recent winner of a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket.

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BCLC logo
17/07/2014

BCLC Statement re Haghdust v. British Columbia Lottery

BCLC has reviewed the decision in this case and appreciates Mr. Justice Savage’s careful consideration in this matter.

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16/07/2014

BCLC’s Midsummer Music Jam rocks Kamloops July 30

Celebrate Music in the Park with free ice cream, free concert and free prizes.

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BCLC logo
10/07/2014

BCLC Statements regarding the Review of Michael Graydon’s Resignation from BCLC

BCLC has issued the following statements regarding the audit into the resignation of Michael Graydon:

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hamed-rahmani
04/07/2014

European Vacation “Guaranteed” for Latest Lotto 6/49 Winner

Hamed Rahmani has already plotted how he’ll spend his jackpot after winning the Guaranteed Million Dollar Prize for the July 2nd Lotto 6/49 Draw.

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Dan Nash and Kelly Watson won one million playing 649
30/06/2014

Memorable Long Weekend “Guaranteed” for Surrey Couple

Dan Nash and Kelly Watson are relishing the Canada Day long weekend more than usual after landing the Guaranteed Million Dollar Prize for the June 25 Lotto 6/49 Draw.

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walter-klum
23/06/2014

Extra win has player weak at the knees

A routine task of mailing a letter and purchasing a lottery ticket proved life changing for Kamloops retiree Walter Klym after he bought a BC/49 ticket and said ‘Yes’ to the Extra. Little did he know that ticket would soon be worth $500,000!

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signature store
18/06/2014

Lotto! Signature Store at Metropolis Metrotown adds to list of Regional Prize Payout Centres

BCLC’s second Lotto! Signature Store is open for business at Metropolis Metrotown – offering players an interactive experience and another location to collect prize amounts up $9,999.

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catherine-naples
06/06/2014

Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw Stuns Winner

The month of June is extra special for lottery players as every Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased offers players the chance to win an extra $1 million on the Guaranteed Prize Draw. This extra chance paid off big for Catherine Naples of Surrey!

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04/06/2014

An extra guaranteed $1 million prize every Lotto 6/49 draw in June

Every Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in June gives players the chance to win an extra $1 million on the Guaranteed Prize Draw.

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shoko-saito
02/06/2014

Retiree ready to travel now that she’s Set for Life

When scratching her lottery tickets, Shoko Saito likes to chant ‘cash, cash, cash’ to herself, in the hopes one day that chant will come true. A few days after receiving a free play ticket last week, the dream became a reality as she uncovered three matching symbols on her Set for Life Scratch and Win ticket!

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Thiem Huynh won $675,000 playing Set for Life
27/05/2014

House hunt is on for Set for Life jackpot winner

A Free Play win on a recent Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket proved to be more than a single stroke of luck for Burnaby resident Thiem Huynh.

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Kathleen McBride won $2,000,000 playing BC49
23/05/2014

Tears of joy for North Vancouver lottery winner

The party started the instant Kathleen McBride discovered her $2,000,000 BC/49 jackpot win.

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22/05/2014

Largest Scratch & Win prize in B.C. history won in Squamish

A quick trip to the gas station turned into a life-changing event for Surrey resident Munpreet Singh Gill after he bought a $200 Million Supreme Scratch & Win.

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16/05/2014

BCLC withdraws slots from Newton Bingo

In March 2014, BCLC announced the decision to discontinue a conversion of Newton Bingo Country into a community gaming centre after determining the location did not satisfy BCLC’s vision to offer outstanding gaming and entertainment.

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lott-max
14/05/2014

Winning $50 million Lotto Max ticket remains unclaimed

Lottery players should be checking their pant pockets, desk drawers and kitchen countertops to see if they hold the $50 million winning ticket. The prize remains unclaimed two months after a ticket sold in Langley, B.C. matched all seven numbers on the March 14 Lotto Max draw.

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Coral Adelman won 1 Million playing Lotto Max
14/05/2014

Maxmillion winner still shaken by win

A Facebook rumour about a Lotto Max winner in town prompted Vanderhoof resident Coral Adelman to get online and check the numbers for the May 9 Lotto Max draw. The morning after the draw, she checked bclc.com, wrote the winning numbers down and put them in her pocket and headed out for the day.

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elsie-farrell
13/05/2014

Longtime player now Set for Life!

Elsie Farrel of Endako, B.C. has been playing Set for Life since 2000 when the game began. Her routine includes buying six tickets every Friday and scratching them the following Wednesday. That routine paid off when she scratched her way to $675,000 thanks to one of the tickets she purchased on March 14.

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Elaine Haupt won $500,000 playing Lotto Max extra
12/05/2014

First time lottery player hits jackpot

After witnessing a fellow shopper win $2,000 playing the lottery, Elaine Haupt of Surrey figured she’d purchase a ticket for the May 2, 2014 $50 million Lotto Max jackpot and said ‘Yes’ to the Extra for good measure.

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Roy Tiller won playing $10 Classic Gold
12/05/2014

Scratch & Win birthday gift earns top prize

Retired Vernon resident Roy Tiller decided to treat himself to a Classic Gold Scratch & Win ticket on May 9 as a birthday gift and was stunned when it turned out to be the best gift he’d ever given himself.

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brenda-schley
05/05/2014

Clearwater Retiree Pads Nest Egg with Lotto 6/49 Win

Brenda Schley is $1.75 million richer after matching six out of six numbers on the May 3 Lotto 6/49 draw, securing her share of the $7 million jackpot.

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Mary-Lynn Olney won Lotto 6/49 draw
02/05/2014

Vancouver Island woman ‘Extra’ excited after $500,000 win

Campbell River residents knew someone in the area had hit the jackpot after matching all four Extra numbers on the April 26 Lotto 6/49 draw. The mystery was solved as Mary-Lynn Olney, a resident of Sayward, came forward to claim the $500,006 prize.

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jaspal-sall
28/04/2014

Free coffee and a $500,000 lottery win for North Van resident

For being a regular customer at McGill Stationery in North Vancouver, Paul Sall earned himself a free coffee on the morning he went in to check his lottery tickets. Coffee in-hand and already feeling like a winner, Sall put his ticket into the Check-a-Ticket lottery terminal and discovered he had won $500,011.

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Steve Woloshyn Won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49
22/04/2014

Lotto 6/49 winner carries $1 million ticket in wallet for month

While getting gas on the way home from a Vancouver road trip, Kelowna resident, Steve Woloshyn bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket, put it in his wallet and then forgot all about.

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Emily and Wilfred Tremblay won $1,000,000 playing 649
22/04/2014

Prince George Lotto 6/49 win a family affair

Each week Prince George residents, Emily and Wilfrid Tremblay, buy a lottery ticket. Then, while talking to their daughter in Vancouver each week, they have her read the lottery numbers online so they can check them.

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William Graham won $675,000 playing Set For Life
16/04/2014

Scratch & Win birthday gift exceeds expectations

William Graham of Prince George was happy when the Set for Life lottery ticket his daughter gave him for his birthday won a Free Play. Now he’s over the moon after the second ticket proved to be big winner and Graham is now $675,000 richer!

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Lotto Max Unclaimed Prize
14/04/2014

$50 million Lotto Max ticket remains unclaimed

Lottery players in B.C. who purchased a ticket in Langley, should check to see if they hold a $50 million winning ticket, which remains unclaimed one month after the March 14 draw.

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david-chan
11/04/2014

Guaranteed win a huge surprise to Lotto 6/49 winner

After checking his tickets for the March 29th Lotto 6/49 draw against the numbers published in the local newspaper, David Chan was convinced he hadn’t won the jackpot.

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BCLC logo
04/04/2014

BCLC reduces costs company-wide and positions company for future growth

BCLC has reduced operating expenditures in order to position the corporation to sustain current net income and deliver maximum value for British Columbians into the future.

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Irene Wong in-trust won $1,000,001 playing Lotto Max
28/03/2014

MAXMILLION Win for Surrey Healthcare Workers

The decision to throw some money into the workplace lottery pool for the March 14 Lotto Max draw paid off in spades for 17 Surrey co-workers, the latest group in B.C. to share a $1 million MAXMILLION prize.

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jackie-collins
27/03/2014

Delta co-workers share smiles after Lotto Max win

Six Delta co-workers have taken teamwork to a whole new level! The group, who has been playing the lottery together for over three years, got the payout they had been hoping for after winning a $1 million MAXMILLION prize on the March 7 draw.

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slot-machine
26/03/2014

BCLC withdraws Newton gaming facility plan

Slots to be removed from Newton Bingo Country: BCLC has made the decision to discontinue plans for converting Newton Bingo Country into a community gaming centre. BCLC will continue to offer bingo at the location and work with Gateway to discontinue the slot operations by May 15, 2014.

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Elaine Fitch won $500,000 playing LOTTO MAX extra jackpot
24/03/2014

Blood donor gets ‘Extra’ thanks

When she heard the winning jingle and saw the look on the retailer’s face, Elaine Fitch knew she must have won something. But when she saw the number $500,000 she thought she’d been ‘Punk’d’ and looked around in disbelief expecting cameras and friends to admit their joke. But it was no joke.

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18/03/2014

Langley Lotto Max Ticket Hits $50 Million Jackpot

Lottery players in B.C. should be checking their tickets this weekend. The winning ticket for the March 14 draw LOTTO MAX draw was sold in Langley, B.C.

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lotto-max-jackpot
13/03/2014

Lotto Max excitement hits B.C. with $100 million in prizes!

Excitement continues to build among lottery players as LOTTO MAX prizes grow to record levels. This is the fourth time in Canadian history that a lottery prize pool has reached this level, tipping the scales at $100 million.

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Dorothy Lahola won $1 Million playing Lotto 649
11/03/2014

Reality better than dream for Kamloops retiree

A week before the March 8 Lotto 6/49 draw Dorothy Lahola of Kamloops woke in the middle of dream saying, “I’m a winner! I’m a winner!” A week later she heard there was a Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize draw winner in Kamloops and assumed, while awake, she wasn’t the lucky one.

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Ron & Donna Rritchie won $1 Million MAXMILLIONS LOTTO MAX jackpot
11/03/2014

Routine pays off as Vernon couple discover $1 million lottery win

The Saturday morning routine for Vernon couple Ron and Donna Ritchie usually involves coffee, a trip to Safeway to check the previous night’s lottery draw and then a grocery shop.

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brier-pin
10/03/2014

Tales from the Brier Patch – The final sweep

Our volunteers finished up the Brier with the smiles they started with, having traded pins, made new friends and gotten first-hand experience of what it means to ‘Hurry Hard”… when pulling a pint of course!

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Jackpot Alert - Lotto Max and 6/49
07/03/2014

Jackpot Alert: An estimated $90 Million in prizes available to be won

Friday’s LOTTO MAX jackpot is AN ESTIMATED $50 Million + 30 MAXMILLIONS (est.) and lotto 6/49 has reached an estimated $5 million plus the 5 guaranteed $1 MILLION super draw

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Rob volunteering for Brier
07/03/2014

Tales from the Brier Patch – Time honoured traditions

Fifteen BCLC employees are volunteering at the event on their own time, each contributing approximately 25 hours to be a part of this exciting event in Kamloops.

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Susan Schroeder volunteering for Brier
06/03/2014

Tales from the Brier Patch – Off-ice fashion

Today our volunteers came across some interesting and meaningful fashion accessories.

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Gavel
05/03/2014

B.C. Supreme Court Decision RE: Joyce Ross Voluntary Self-Exclusion Case

Following today’s delivery of the B.C. Supreme Court’s decision in the Joyce Ross vs. BCLC, Orangeville Raceways Ltd. a Great Canadian affiliate (Fraser Downs) and Gateway Casinos (Langley Cascades Casino), BCLC has prepared the following public statement:

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ben-mowitch
05/03/2014

Dream House a Reality for MAXMILLIONS Winner

It takes a lot to stun New Hazelton forestry fire fighter Benjamin Mowitch but when he saw seven matching numbers and $1,000,000 flashing on the lottery terminal screen he was at a loss for words.

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Trish volunteering for Brier
05/03/2014

Tales from the Brier Patch – The Friendliest Fans in Sport?

Today our volunteers wonder if curling fans are the friendliest sports fans in Canada.

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Curt volunteering for Brier
04/03/2014

Tales from the Brier Patch – Trading Pins Equals New Friends

As the Brier sweeps on and the pin swaps continue so do the stories from our volunteers!

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arthur-strang
03/03/2014

Extra excitement for Parksville senior

Two or three months ago retired Parksville senior, Arthur Strang, decided to start saying ‘yes’ to the Extra.

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BCLC employees volunteering for Brier
03/03/2014

Tales from the Brier Patch – Opening Weekend

BCLC is a community partner of the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, in partnership with Gateway’s Lake City Casino Kamloops. The Brier is an event owned and operated by the Canadian Curling Association.

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jim-cotter
28/02/2014

Curling Fever Sweeps BCLC

The time has come to separate back into our provincial alliances and hit the ice once again competing to take home the Brier Tankard at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier Championship.

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Weeks are here!
28/02/2014

Myth-busting and education the focus of responsible gambling week in Vernon

BCLC, the City of Vernon, the Social Planning Council of the North Okanagan and the Province of British Columbia have partnered for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

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Erika Loiselle won $1 Million playing Lotto 649
26/02/2014

Dreams Become Reality for Port Alberni Trio

A group play ritual for three Port Alberni co-workers has really paid off! Julie Pike, Erika Loiselle and Elsie Crosby are ecstatic to find out they’ve won the Guaranteed $1million Lotto 6/49 jackpot from the February 22nd draw.

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jason-illingworth
25/02/2014

New House and Car in the Cards for Langford Lotto Max Winner

After hearing a winning Lotto Max ticket was purchased in Victoria and checking the numbers online, Jason Illingworth was overjoyed to discover he held the winning ticket. He matched 6/7 numbers plus the bonus to win $928,162.90.

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Weeks are here!
21/02/2014

Responsible gambling week raises awareness in Prince George

BCLC, the United Way of Northern B.C., Treasure Cove Casino and the Province of British Columbia have partnered for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. The week engages the whole community in activities designed to raise awareness of responsible gambling practices, February 23 – March 1, 2014.

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BCLC Service Plan 2014/15–2016/17
18/02/2014

BCLC’s service plan approved

BCLC’s 2014/15–2016/17 Service Plan outlines our plans and strategies to deliver sustainable and growing revenues to the Province of British Columbia while creating memorable entertainment experiences for our players over the next three years.

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responsible-gambling-week-plinko
17/02/2014

Responsible gambling week in Richmond dispels myths and raises awareness

BCLC is partnering with the City of Richmond and the B.C. Responsible and Problem Gambling Program to bring the community its first Responsible Gambling and Awareness Week. Activities and events throughout Richmond will focus on raising awareness about responsible gambling practices, February 16 - 22, 2014.

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asa-allen-set-for-life
12/02/2014

Hungry man’s afterthought pays off

After a long shift all Asa Allen wanted was a sandwich and chocolate milk so he stopped on his way home from work. As an afterthought he bought a Set for Life ticket to scratch while he ate.

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11/02/2014

Education and awareness at the forefront of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

BCLC is partnering with the Province of British Columbia, View Royal Casino, and the WestShore Chamber of Commerce to raise awareness about responsible gambling this week in Greater Victoria. Events will be aimed at educating the community on responsible gambling practices, February 9-15, 2014.

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brad-atkins
06/02/2014

New Wedding Budget as Couple Wins Set for Life!

The wedding bells will be ringing a lot louder for an Abbotsford couple after their Set for Life ticket proved a big winner.

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Responsible Gambling Conference week
05/02/2014

New sponsorship highlights community health and wellness

BCLC has announced the Community Sponsorship for Health and Wellness as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week in Langley.

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responsible-gambling-awareness-jan2014
04/02/2014

Responsible gambling week in Langley aims to raise awareness

BCLC and the Province of British Columbia are partnering with the City of Langley to host Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. From February 2 to 8, 2014 activities designed to raise awareness of responsible gambling practices and the services available to help those who may be challenged with a gambling problem will take place throughout the community.

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BCLC logo
30/01/2014

New interim CEO appointed to BCLC

Bud Smith, Chair of BCLC’s Board of Directors announced that the Board of Directors has received and accepted a letter of resignation from President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Graydon, to pursue an opportunity in the private sector after almost six years with BCLC.

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29/01/2014

Super Bowl XLVIII odds and top prop bets on PlayNow.com

The single largest sports betting event in the world kicks off this weekend as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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new-horizons-c
28/01/2014

New Horizons Conference highlights British Columbia’s commitment to responsible gambling

The Province of British Columbia and BCLC reaffirmed their commitment to advance understanding of responsible gambling at the opening of the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference today.

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responsible-gambling-awareness-jan2014
20/01/2014

Myth-busting and education the focus of responsible gambling week in Kamloops

BCLC, the City of Kamloops and the Province of British Columbia have partnered for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. The week engages the whole community in activities designed to raise awareness of...

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Dereje Kinfe Won $5 Million playing Lotto 649
14/01/2014

Latest Lotto 6/49 Winner Already Packed for a Visit Home

Dereje Kinfe of Surrey is still rubbing his eyes in disbelief after winning a $5 million jackpot win on the January 4, 2014 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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Rick Dixon (In Trust) Won $5 Million playing Lotto 649
14/01/2014

‘Extra’ Excitement for Sunshine Coast Co-workers

A group of eleven colleagues from the Home Hardware in Gibsons, B.C. have an extra bounce in their step after saying “Yes” to the Extra and winning $500,000.

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colin-maynes
06/01/2014

Langley couple celebrate first Lotto 6/49 jackpot of 2014

Colin and Elena Maynes. The happy couple rang in the New Year with a $5 million jackpot win on the January 1, 2014 Lotto 6/49 draw.

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Lori- Colford won $1 Million playing 6/49
06/01/2014

2014 off to a ‘guaranteed’ great start for Surrey Lotto 6/49 winner

A Lotto 6/49 gift giving tradition turned out to be the best gift ever for Surrey’s Lori Colford, a winner on one of the five guaranteed million dollar prizes drawn for the Lotto 6/49 Super Draw on Christmas day.

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30/12/2013

Celebrating Our Top 10 Winners in 2013

Every year lottery players win hundreds of millions of dollars. Check out our top 10 winner from 2013.

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20/12/2013

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Ready to Rock with a Grand Opening

Tonight, Canada's one and only Hard Rock Casino is hosting its highly anticipated grand opening with chart-topping entertainment and facility-wide celebration.

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19/12/2013

Lotto Max Fever Grips B.C. with $100 Million in Prizes!

LOTTO MAX fever continues to spread across Canada. Players have until 6 p.m. Friday, December 20, for a chance to win the $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot as well as 50 MAXMILLION prizes of $1 million each.

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Three stockings
09/12/2013

Stuff Stockings Responsibly: Lottery Tickets Are Not For Kids

As we all begin gearing up for the holiday season, BCLC wishes to share an important reminder that all lottery tickets, including scratch and wins, are appropriate only for players 19 years of age or older.

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HR-number-1
07/06/2013

BCLC employees highly engaged for fourth consecutive year

Every year we ask our staff to give us their observations of working at BCLC. For the fourth year in a row, employees have indicated they are very much engaged at work with an 82 per cent engagement level.

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27/12/2012

Extra special holiday for two friends

Kamloops resident Judy Cosar was able to deliver some extra Christmas cheer to friend Warren Wong of Vancouver, after discovering their Lotto 6/49 Extra ticket was a winner.

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27/12/2012

Extra special holiday for two friends

Kamloops resident Judy Cosar was able to deliver some extra Christmas cheer to friend Warren Wong of Vancouver, after discovering their Lotto 6/49 Extra ticket was a winner.

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04/09/2012

Lotto 6/49 brings back $100,000 A Year For Life Bonus

Lotto 6/49 players will have more chances to win this September, with the return of the $100,000 A Year For Life Bonus draw.

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lotto-max-jackpot
16/08/2012

LOTTO MAX SHINES WITH ANOTHER $50 MILLION JACKPOT

Friday's LOTTO MAX draw is $50 million plus an estimated two MAXMILLION prizes of $1 million are up for grabs.

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