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

04/11/2015

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.

“I was at the convenience store when I decided to self-check my ticket. Initially, I thought I won $1000 so I asked the clerk if I could claim my prize,” recalled Moody. “She said that would be impossible because I won $1 Million. I couldn’t believe it!”

Moody has big plans for his winnings but he will start with making a lifelong dream of his, a reality.

“I have always wanted to open up a tire shop in Bella Coola and employ my two sons. Right now people need to drive to Williams Lake for tires,” said Moody. “Now I can make this happen.”

As for the very first purchase, Moody says he will buy all new furniture for his home. After that, he wants to make travel plans.

The winning ticket was purchased at Thunderbird Grocery in Bella Coola. Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PT). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.

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