Greg Gauthier and his wife were casually scrolling through their inbox, as they do every morning, but this time they noticed an email notifying them that Gauthier won a prize on PlayNow.com; $1-Million from the May 7, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw to be exact.
“We are quite excited,” he said. “Our first reaction was ‘that is too many zeros!’”
The Kamloops resident purchased his ticket from PlayNow.com and says he also enjoys playing the lottery with a group at work.
He and his wife first shared the news with their children.
“They are quite excited for us,” he exclaimed.
The millionaire plans to celebrate his major windfall over a nice family dinner. He looks forward to taking a trip to the East coast and perhaps somewhere hot.
“I’m not going to argue if we get away during the winter months,” he added.
On how it feels to win a prize of this size?
“My biggest feeling was that I can now look into the future and put my kids and grandson in a great place. I’m able to make life easier for my family and I really enjoy helping out.”
In 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $99 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.
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