“I Didn’t Trust My Eyes!”: Surrey Lotto 6/49 Winner Couldn’t Believe She Won $95K

May 20, 2021

Surrey Winner

Olena Akusova couldn’t believe what she was seeing when the amount of $95,174.70 flashed across the screen as she checked her Lotto 6/49 ticket from the March 10, 2021 draw.

The Surrey resident purchased the ticket from Shoppers Drug Mart on 200th Street in Langley and it was there that she checked her ticket and found out the news.

“I saw the amount across the screen…I didn’t trust my eyes and had to check again,” she said. “I didn’t think it was true and thought I had made a mistake and asked the retailer to check.”

Akusova plans to invest her prize and says “It feels amazing” to be a winner. 

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $35 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. 

Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! app here.

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