Dream Destination: Nanaimo Man to Take Panama Canal Cruise with $1,000,000 Lotto 6/49 Win

August 09, 2022

Nanaimo Winner

James Honeyman was about to go golfing when he learned he won the $1-million Guaranteed Prize from the July 23, 2022, Lotto 6/49 draw. 

“The day I bought the ticket I was in my house on the sundeck,” said Honeyman. “I checked the Lotto! App at home the Sunday morning after the draw and saw the $1,000,000 prize pop up, which was unbelievable.” 

The Nanaimo resident purchased his winning Lotto 6/49 ticket on BCLC’s – B.C.’s only legal, regulated gambling website.

“I was up early. When I told my wife I won, she didn’t believe me at first.” 

Honeyman plans to travel with his wife to their list of dream destinations. 

“It has always been on our bucket list to go on a cruise through the Panama Canal. I’ve been looking into a luxury cruise!” 

On how it feels to win the lottery? 

“It’s life changing! It means my wife and I can enjoy our retirement and go on trips we’ve always wanted to take.” 

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 Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here. 

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit