Vancouver Resident ‘Super’ Thankful for $75K BC/49 Win

April 26, 2022

Vancouver Winner

Joanne Varelas is feeling a whirlwind of emotions after finding out she matched 5/6+ numbers from the February 2, 2022 BC/49 draw, netting her $75,000. 

The Vancouver resident purchased her ticket from the Newsroom on West 41 Avenue and was at the Tsawwassen Shell when she checked her ticket and discovered the news.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the amount, so I ran out of the store and drove home to tell my daughter,” she recalled of the moment she realized she won. “My daughter and I went to a Shoppers Drug Mart to check it and sure enough it was the amount.”

Varelas celebrated her win by taking her daughter to the Super Bowl LVI and said she is “thankful, excited and a bit overwhelmed” to be a lottery winner.