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Calgary couple wins $1 million playing Lotto 6/49 while vacationing in B.C.


This will go down as one of the best vacations ever for Beverly and Garry Clermont after the Calgary couple won the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the June 8, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“We travel between Alberta and B.C. a lot and buy Lotto 6/49 tickets everywhere we go,” smiled Garry. “It’s a surreal and fabulous feeling being lottery winners!”

One of the first things the couple plans to do is share that fabulous feeling with their family back home.

“I’m a happy person with a wonderful family,” Beverly proudly said. “So we’re going to have a big celebration with our family as soon as we get back to Calgary!”

They’re also going to use some money to fix up what they call their second home.

“We spend six months a year in our cabin here in B.C.,” exclaimed Garry. “Now we get to buy new furniture and renovate our cabin.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Walmart in Nanaimo.

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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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