It’s been a while since Koshik Chand has gone back to Fiji, but after winning the $1 Million Guaranteed Prize in the Lotto 6/49 draw on July 10, 2021, he plans to pack his bags soon.
“I came to British Columbia in 2009 to develop my career,” explained Chand. “I never thought that I would win, but I’ve always wanted to go on vacation back to Fiji to see my family.”
Chand purchased his winning ticket at the Shoppers Drug Mart at Nordel Crossing in Surrey and was at a convenience store when he scanned his ticket and found out he won.
“I was going inside to buy my lottery tickets for the week and remembered I had a ticket so I scanned it and it said $1,000,000,” says Chand. “I first thought it was an error, I couldn’t believe it.”
Chand says on top of taking a trip back to Fiji, he would like to buy a new home for his family and perhaps donate some of his winning to charity.
So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $62 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49. Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). Anyone can win, and #YouCouldBeNext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online. Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million.
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