Conventional wisdom suggests winning a million dollars means a splurge purchase, like a car or luxury trip. Not so for Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright, who plans on buying a luxury fridge after matching all ten numbers in the Lotto 6/49 February 15, 2020 draw to win the $1 million Guaranteed Prize.
“I have it all picked out, it’s a $16,000 fridge that I’ve wanted for a while,” says Wright, who bought the ticket at the Esso convenience store located on Uplands Drive and Rutherford Road in Nanaimo.
Wright says he plays the lottery at least once a month, but was motivated to purchase the winning ticket knowing the February 15, 2020 draw was the Lotto 6/49 SuperDraw with a Guaranteed Prize of $1 million, plus ten Guaranteed Prizes of $100,000 in addition to the jackpot.
“I saw the ad for the Super Draw with the ‘OMG’ campaign on Saturday, a half hour before the draw,” says Wright. “I went out and bought the ticket about ten or 15 minutes before the draw.”
Aside from purchasing the luxury fridge, Wright is taking a conservative approach with his winnings with plans to put the rest away into his savings.
In 2019, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $85 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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