New Digs and Champagne for Parksville $3-Million Jackpot Winner

July 26, 2021

Parksville Winner

Frances Lloyd was enjoying a low-key Sunday morning at home when she decided to open up her laptop and check her ticket from the June 19, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. The Parksville woman couldn’t believe her screen when she saw that, along with a ticket purchased in Atlantic Canada, she’d matched 6/6 numbers to split the $6-million jackpot, for a breezy $3 million.

“I have always dreamt of winning,” Lloyd said. “This is my big pot!”

Lloyd phoned her daughter immediately for an anything-but-ordinary weekend catch up.

The Vancouver Islander purchased her ticket at the Shoppers Drug Mart on East Island Highway in Parksville, and celebrated with dinner and champagne toasts with her family. 

Lloyd said she plans to purchase a new home and gift some of her prize to her family. 

“I don't quite believe it yet,” Lloyd said. “It’s a big thing to win.”

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $53 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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