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Richmond woman plans to live a happy, healthy life after $9.5 million Lotto 6/49 win


Heling Huang of Richmond is looking forward to spending more time with her family after winning $9.5 million in the July 8, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“The first thing I did after I realized I won was call my parents in China to tell them the news,” recalled Huang. “They didn’t believe me at first!”

Huang is still figuring out exactly what she will do with her newfound fortune. She’s had an exciting few days on ‘Cloud 6/49’ and is looking forward to slowing down before figuring out what to do with her money.   

“I need a good night’s sleep first before deciding anything,” laughs Huang. She is most looking forward to having extra time with her family and living a happy and healthy life.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Lottery Ticket Centre in Richmond Centre.

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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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