Mohammad Golchehreh was ‘Extra’ surprised after realizing what he thought was a $15 prize was really a $500,000 win from the July 20, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw.
The Coquitlam resident was at home when he realized he won the Extra after checking his ticket on BCLC’s Lotto! App.
“I thought it must only be $15 that I won. I checked it again and it said $500,000 and I was still in disbelief,” said Golchehreh.
After getting over his initial shock, Golchehreh plans to help his family with his winnings.
“I’m hoping to help out my children and take a trip to see my brother in England.”
Golchehreh purchased his ticket from the Save-On-Foods on Market Crossing and Marine Way in Burnaby.
“Winning is life changing. There’s less to worry about and I’m able to help my family.”
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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