Larry Anderson was blown away after realizing he scored a Guaranteed $1-million prize from the June 8, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw.
The Tappen resident was at home with his wife when he discovered the shocking win after checking his ticket on BCLC’s Lotto! App.
“My wife saw something on Facebook that said there was a winner in our area,” he recalled of the moment he realized he was the winner. “I hadn’t really thought about what I would do if I won!”
Naturally, his wife was the first to find out about his windfall, followed by his children.
“I called my kids who didn’t believe me at first!”
Anderson, who purchased his ticket from the Blind Bay Village Grocer in Shuswap, plans to take his time figuring out what to do with his prize as the shock wears off.
“I need to think about it for a while first,” he added.
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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