“My Dream Came True!”: Port Alberni Resident Wins $1 Million from Lotto 6/49

February 28, 2023


Gloria Krivicich had the surprise of her life, after learning that the Lotto 6/49 ticket she bought on a whim won the Guaranteed Prize of $1 million from the September 21, 2022 draw. 

“I [can’t] believe it happened to me — a very big surprise,” Krivicich said. “My dream came true!” 

The Port Alberni resident — who enjoys reading and gardening — has lived in B.C. for more than 50 years and hopes to visit her family in Croatia with her winnings. 

It’s her connection to family, in fact, that helped make her lottery dreams come true. 

“I pick my own numbers and the numbers are family members’ birthdays.” 

Krivicich purchased and validated the winning ticket at Smoke Stack on 3rd Avenue in Port Alberni.  

In 2022, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $113 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). The Gold Ball Draw is a guaranteed prize draw where players will win either the Guaranteed Prize of $1 million, or the growing Gold Ball Jackpot that starts at $10 million. The Classic Jackpot offers a prize that is always $5 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

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