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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.

That all changed when he decided to put his two tickets into the Check-A-Ticket terminal at a local retailer, and was shocked to see the numbers light up on the screen…he had won the Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed $1 Million, a draw he didn’t know he was eligible for!

A long-time Lotto 6/49 player, the Burnaby resident has been playing the same numbers for 10 years. His habit is to buy two tickets for each draw, one with his special numbers and one as a quick pick. “Luckily the ticket with my chosen numbers was the winner,” he smiles.

“I called my sister as I left the retailer,” Chan recalls. “I asked her if she knew about this guaranteed million dollar draw. She didn’t believe I was the winner. I still don’t believe it myself!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Chevron gas station at Victoria and 37th Ave in Vancouver.

Chan’s initial plan for the money is to pay off his mortgage and begin some renovation projects around the house. A vacation is also in order and since Chan works in the travel industry he will have no trouble planning his dream vacation. 

In September 2013, Lotto 6/49 introduced a new guaranteed $1 million prize draw with each ticket purchased entered to win. Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. (PT). Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at

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