Renee Derhousoff was inspired to purchase a Lotto 6/49 ticket at the grocery store after seeing another person purchasing a ticket next to her in line. That decision paid off, as she won a $500,000 Extra prize from the February 19, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“As I was paying for my groceries, I saw someone else purchase a ticket and thought I should maybe buy one,” said Derhousoff. “I bought the ticket and left it in my purse.”
The Surrey resident checked her ticket on the BCLC Lotto! App while sitting in her car one day and began calling her children to share the news of her win.
“I started to call my kids, whoever would answer the phone the fastest, so I called my daughter.”
Derhousoff, who purchased the winning ticket at Save-On Foods on Market Crossing and Marine Way in Burnaby, plans to purchase a car and property, and is hoping to go on a trip to Europe.
On how it feels to win the lottery?
“I’m still in shock. It’s so nice knowing that I don’t have to worry about things.”
So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $83 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). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 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. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.
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