A group of seven co-workers at a local pharmacy in Vernon just became co-winners of $500,000, after matching all four Extra numbers in the September 25, 2019 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“I am known for playing tricks on my co-workers, so when I told them we won, no one would believe me,” said Tina Gauvin who was appointed team captain by the group.
Gauvin was picking her mother up from the airport when she stopped by a self-serve terminal to scan the winning ticket. “I was in awe. I thought we had won $50, but then I saw so many zeros. I checked it again and asked the retailer if their machine was broken” explained Gauvin.
In fact – she was in such disbelief, she needed to check the ticket three times before she shared the news with her co-workers. Gauvin added,
“We waited until everyone was finished work before we went to the Hunter’s store in Vernon, where I purchased the ticket, and everyone erupted in excitement.”
When asked what the group may do with their winnings, Gauvin said they have been dreaming up ideas. “Some people want to go on vacation, and some want to use it for a down payment on a house. But we will probably have a get together for the group too,” she replied.
So far in 2019, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $70 million in prize winning Lotto 6/49 tickets. Anyone can win, and #youcouldbenext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). 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.
Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.
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