Mark Denton’s dream of purchasing a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition is about to become a reality after the Langley resident matched all four Extra numbers in the October 9, 2019 Lotto 6/49 draw to win $500,000.
The vehicle, familiar to fans of the 1977 film, Smokey and the Bandit, is a favourite of Denton’s and the lottery winner said it’s on the top of his list of celebratory purchases.
“I’ve always wanted one that looks exactly like it, in gold and black,” says Denton. “I think that’s one little gift I’m going to give myself.”
Denton, who purchased his ticket at the Walnut Grove Pub and Bistro, was at home when he checked the winning numbers on bclc.com.
“When I saw that someone in Langley had won, I thought ‘I better check my ticket,’” says Denton. “I said to my wife ‘some guy in Langley won a half million’… sure enough, that ‘some guy’ was me!”
In addition to purchasing the ’77 Trans Am, Denton said he may consider a move to Vancouver Island.
So far in 2019, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $73 million in prize winning Lotto 6/49 tickets. Anyone can win, and #youcouldbenext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online.
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