Read All About it: Richmond News Fan Scores $1-Million Lotto 6/49 Prize

December 23, 2021


Vancouver, B.C., December 23, 2021 — Zhi Shen, an avid news reader, couldn’t believe his eyes when he read that he was $1,000,000 richer. 

The Richmond resident purchased a Lotto 6/49 ticket for the November 13, 2021 draw from Price Smart Foods on Ackroyd Road and realized he scored the Guaranteed Prize of $1,000,000 while at home.

“I got home and checked it on my Lotto! app…I thought it was impossible, so I called my son and asked him to come over and check,” Shen recalled. 

After his son came over to celebrate, he immediately told his wife, who was in shock.

Her response? “Finally, LOL!”

Shen really enjoys the community aspect of playing the lottery and said he always wanted to donate to charity if he won.

“If I win, it would be good, and if not, the money goes to charity. It’s a win-win.”

Shen celebrated his windfall with his family and will take some time to decide what he will do with his prize.

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $98 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 purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

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