“Oh My God!” $1 BC/49 Ticket Leads to $2 Million Win for Nanaimo Man


Winner poses for photo

A split-second decision to purchase a $1 BC/49 ticket on means Brad Rowan now has a seriously awesome down payment on his newly-purchased home after matching all six numbers during the October 28, 2020 draw to score $2 million.

The Nanaimo resident won $1 on a Daily Grand ticket and decided to use it to purchase a BC/49 ticket with a single line of numbers: 6, 22, 26, 32, 38, and 45.

“Oh my God!” were the first words from Rowan’s partner after he shared the news with her about his incredible win, soon after checking his ticket using the BCLC Lotto! app.

“Then I called my boss – I told him I was going to take the day off,” Rowan, who works in the forestry industry on Vancouver Island, said. He claimed his prize from home using BCLC’s alternate prize-claim process.

Rowan and his partner were already in the final stages of purchasing a home before he won; he said his mortgage payments will look a little different now.

With a top prize of $2 million, BC/49 is just another reason to love living in B.C.! So far in 2020, British Columbians have claimed more than $15 million in BC/49 prizes. Anyone can win and #YouCouldBeNext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

Players can purchase BC/49 at lottery retail locations and online at, with tickets available for the Wednesday and Sunday draws. Winning numbers and group release forms are available online at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.