Some wheel-y exciting road trips in a brand new vehicle lie ahead for Elizabeth Czajkowski after winning a $1-million prize from the November 1, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw — first up: exploring B.C.’s many hot springs.
The Kamloops resident purchased and checked her ticket on BCLC’s PlayNow.com, B.C.’s safe and secure gambling website. She was working from home when she discovered her major win.
“I didn’t understand,” she recalled of the moment she saw the amount. “I thought there were too many zeros!”
The first person to find out about Czajkowski’s good news was her boss, who reacted with laughter and excitement. She then shared the news with her kids and a close friend, both of whom reacted with disbelief.
Czajkowski celebrated her windfall over a pizza dinner with her sister and parents and said it’s “surreal” to be a millionaire.
Apart from a new vehicle and visiting some hot springs, Czajkowski looks forward to future trips to Mexico and Scotland and will also set some aside for retirement.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $101 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.
As B.C.’s only legal gambling website, PlayNow.com is the only site whose profits benefit British Columbians through investments in things like healthcare, education and community programs.
Players can visit PlayNow.com to learn how to set time and money limits as well as the other online tools available to encourage healthy play. For further information, visit GameSense.com.