Marlon Coronado says he “can’t believe it” after purchasing a Lotto 6/49 ticket for the first time ever, and matching all 10 numbers to win the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the November 20, 2019 Lotto 6/49 draw, one day after his 36th birthday.
Coronado works in the hospitality industry and usually buys Lotto Max tickets. He decided to switch-it-up when he purchased his Lotto 6/49 ticket at the Richmond Centre Lottery Ticket Centre a few days prior to Wednesday’s draw.
Since his wife was at work when he scanned the winning ticket from home on the BCLC Lotto! App, the first thing he did was tell his dog Martial, a one-year-old Bichon Frise.
“When I bought the ticket my wife and I decided that, if we won, we would buy a house with a garden for Martial,” Coronado said. “He’s our good-luck charm.”
Next, Coronado drove to his wife’s office to tell her the good news.
“I thought it was only $1,000,” Ronalyn Coronado said, recalling how she felt when her husband held up his phone with the $1-million winning message on it — plus a free play. “Then I counted the zeros. After that, I asked my boss if I could take the rest of the day off.”
So far in 2019, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $79 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.
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