A Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in Chilliwack for last night’s draw scored an incredibly sweet jackpot: $8 million.
The ticket was the only one purchased across Canada to match all six winning numbers: 16, 25, 31, 34, 40, and 42.
In addition to the jackpot, tickets purchased in B.C. scored three other big prizes; A ticket purchased in Victoria and a ticket purchased on PlayNow.com both matched 4/4 numbers to win the top Extra prize of $500,000 each; and a ticket purchased in New Westminster matched five out of six numbers plus the bonus for $100,774.60.
The odds of winning a Lotto 6/49 jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816. The odds of matching 4/4 on the Extra are 1 in 3,764,376 and the odds of matching 5/6+ are 1 in 2,330,636.
All lottery prize winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their ticket to come forward to claim their prize. The specific retail location where the winning lottery ticket was purchased, and the lottery winners’ name(s) will be announced after the winner has come forward to claim their prize.
In 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $99 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). Anyone can win, and #YouCouldBeNext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online. Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.
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