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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.

“This is the most we have ever won,” exclaimed Teresa Arciaga. “It feels great - like a breath of fresh air!”

Arciaga shares the win with her two sons, Aizel and Adonie Villar. Arciaga says they will use the money to help their family in the Philippines.

The win also means the trio can now visit their relatives back home in style!

“We can take some time off work now and take a vacation,” smiled Arciaga. “We’re going to fly business class!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shell Select on Knight Street and 41st Avenue in Vancouver.

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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

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