Jean Wilson has a lot to look forward to this holiday season, after winning the $1-million Guaranteed Prize from the November 23, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“When I checked my PlayNow.com account I [thought] I had won $1,” recalled Wilson. “I didn't realize it said ‘Gold Ball winner of $1 million’ and thought it was just an advertisement and had to call a customer service rep to make sure it was true.”
The Pitt Meadows resident — who purchased her ticket on B.C.’s only legal gambling website, PlayNow.com — was most excited to share the news with her two daughters.
Wilson is waiting to have a larger celebration at Christmas, where she will share her news with her grandchildren.
Apart from buying a new Harley Davidson motorcycle and a car, Wilson also plans on sharing her winnings with her family.
On how it feels to win the lottery?
“It feels surreal and it will provide some financial relief.”
So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $108 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). The Gold Ball Draw is a guaranteed prize draw where players will win either the Guaranteed Prize of $1 million, or the growing Gold Ball Jackpot that starts at $10 million. The Classic Jackpot offers a prize that is always $5 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.
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