Vancouver Resident Keeps Asking Himself 'Is This Real' After Winning $1 Million Guaranteed Prize


Frank Sam is having a hard time believing he’s actually B.C.’s newest millionaire, after winning the $1 million Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize draw on January 2, 2021.

Sam purchased the winning ticket on and was at home when he found out he won.

“I had got an e-mail from saying I had won a prize, but it didn’t say what the amount was,” says Sam. “When I logged into my account and saw the extra million dollars in my account balance, I was just in shock … I still am, quite frankly.”

The retired warehouse manager acknowledged the win means he’ll be able to live a more comfortable life, but is keeping even-keeled.

“It gives me a good feeling of security for sure, but I haven’t given much thought just yet about what I want to do. I’ll be talking to the bank and asking for their advice on how to allocate the funds.”

In 2020, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $106 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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