Satwant Aujla was rendered speechless after learning she won the Guaranteed Prize of $1 million from the January 25, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“I was at Freshco [in Abbotsford] when I found out I won,” recalled Aujla, who was in such disbelief she took her ticket to two gas stations the next day to double check. “I put [the ticket] in my pocket and got out of there when I saw the winning amount.”
The Abbotsford resident was most excited to share the news with her son, who was “blown away.”
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“This win gives me some peace and comfort. I always wanted to buy my son a house if I won.”
Aujla purchased the winning ticket at the Chevron gas station on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford.
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 PlayNow.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.
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