Unforgettable Bus Ride for Vancouver $2 Million BC/49 Winner


Unforgettable Bus Ride for Vancouver $2 Million BC/49 Winner

Adrien Malebranche’s daily Vancouver bus ride turned into a trip to remember when he checked the winning numbers from BC/49’s September 4, 2019 draw. He said he “wanted to scream” when he saw that he had matched all six numbers to win the $2 million jackpot. 

Just prior to getting on the bus, Malebranche went back to the same place he purchased the ticket, the Express News Tobacconist at Marine Gateway in Vancouver, to have the winning numbers printed out. Once he was on the bus and checked the slip, he said he immediately knew he had won.

“I always play the same numbers,” Malebranche said. “I thought I would cry if I saw my numbers win one day and I didn’t pick them. I’m so glad I chose them.” 

Malebranche said his first priority is to purchase a condominium, and next he plans to visit family in Florida.

“I’m feeling good, it’s all new to me,” he said. “When I go to the bank with the cheque, I’m going to yell!”

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With a top prize of $2 million, BC/49 is just another reason to love living in B.C.! British Columbians have claimed more than $12 million in prizes so far in 2019. Anyone can win and #youcouldbenext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

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