A Sharp Left to $200k Win for Richmond Resident

December 14, 2021


It was a turn in the right direction for James Gordon-Carmichael who won $202,038.20 thanks to an unexpected pull over to purchase a Lotto 6/49 ticket. 

The Richmond local was driving down Vancouver’s Thurlow Street when he spotted a Martway corner store to his left and decided to stop and buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket. It ended up matching five of the six numbers, plus the bonus number, in the November 10, 2021 draw.

“I was at my house and I scanned it with my phone,” said Gordon-Carmichael, who immediately called one of his daughters after realizing his big win.

“I was crying and laughing all at once. She thought someone passed away – it was a crazy conversation.”