Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw Stuns Winner06/06/2014
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!
Naples was out shopping when she remembered she had a ticket to check. At first she thought the numbers she saw were simply advertising for the next draw.
“When I went to the retailer she said her terminal had locked and I needed to call BCLC,” Naples recalled. “I asked how much I had won and initially thought the number was $100,000. I never thought I would win a million dollars!”
The winning ticket, from the June 4 draw, was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart at 188 Street and Fraser Hwy in Surrey.
“I went straight home and woke my son up to tell him,” Naples said with a big smile. “He wasn’t too upset about being woken up when he heard that I had won the lottery! We’re still in shock. I don’t know when this is going to sink in.”
Naples won $1,000,066.90 by matching 4/6 numbers on top of winning the Guaranteed Prize Draw. She plans to use her winnings to pay off her mortgage, take some holidays and buy a new car.
Players are encouraged to check the Guaranteed Prize Draw selection on their tickets; B.C. currently has three unclaimed guaranteed $1 million prizes.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. (PT). Players can purchase tickets at their favourite lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.