Winner follows heart to $1 million Lotto 6/49 win14/10/2014
Each week, Minli Huang takes time out of her busy work schedule for a relaxing walk to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket.
On October 5, 2014, while out for her weekly routine she let her “heart decide” which numbers to pick on her ticket. She’s now BC’s newest millionaire after winning the Lotto 6/49 $1 million Guaranteed Prize Draw.
“I work long hours every day so I don’t have much time to myself,” says Huang. “When I bought my ticket, I picked my numbers based on what my heart was telling me to pick.”
Huang waited a couple of days after the draw before she checked her ticket and didn’t immediately grasp that she had won a million dollar prize.
“I remember being at the check-a-ticket terminal when I saw a lot of zeros on the screen and I started counting,” she recalls. “I had mixed feelings racing through my mind—nervous, lucky and very, very happy. Then I just froze because I didn’t know what to do next.”
Huang plans to buy her first home and reduce the amount of hours she works.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Petro Canada gas station at the corner of Knight Street and East 33rd Avenue in Vancouver.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 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.