Vancouver’s Susan Dyson has likely already enjoyed her best day of 2022 after winning the $1-million Guaranteed Prize in the Lotto 6/49 draw on January 1, 2022.
“Usually. I only buy tickets when the jackpots are big, but I bought my ticket on December 30 thinking it would be a great way to start the New Year [by winning the lottery],” says Dyson.
A couple days after the draw, Dyson and her husband were having their morning coffee when she checked her ticket using the BCLC Lotto! App.
“I remember seeing that my account balance was very large, so I checked my tickets and got the notification saying $1-million. I just turned mutely to my husband and showed him my phone and we both didn’t say anything for a few seconds.”
After coming to terms with the news that she had had won a million dollars, Dyson says she went out for a walk with her husband and to purchase a bottle of bubbly.
“It was a beautiful snowy day for a walk so we went out and also bought a bottle of champagne. We opened it that day!”
Dyson says she’ll continue to work and will invest her winnings.
In 2021, B.C. lottery players won more than $99 million playing Lotto 6/49.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). Anyone can win, and #YouCouldBeNext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online. 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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