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Jackpot! Ticket Purchased on PlayNow.com Splits Lotto 6/49 $5 Million Jackpot

August 17, 2023


A Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in B.C. on PlayNow.com for last night’s draw matched all six winning numbers to win $2.5 million. 

The ticket matched all six numbers, along with a ticket purchased in Ontario to split the $5-million Classic Jackpot for $2.5 million each. 

The winning jackpot numbers were: 2, 3, 6, 7, 17 and 27. 

The odds of winning the Classic Jackpot are 1 in 13,983,816. 

The ticket was purchased on BCLC’s PlayNow.com, which is the province’s only legal, regulated gambling website, where B.C. players can make lottery purchases, place sports bets and enjoy online casino games.

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.

So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $68 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). The Gold Ball Draw is a guaranteed prize draw where players will win either the Guaranteed Prize of $1 million, or the growing Gold Ball Jackpot that starts at $10 million. The Classic Jackpot offers a prize that is always $5 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.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit GameSense.com.