Rosa Rodriguez often passed the BCLC Vancouver office while on the SkyTrain and wondered when it would be her time to visit to claim a prize. Her time has come, as Rodriguez won $1 million from the July 8, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“I was at the Port Coquitlam Chevron to get gas and buy another [lottery] ticket,” recalled Rodriguez. “I checked my [other] ticket and thought I only won $1,000. I was too short to see the scanner so I had to lean up and scan again — I could not believe I just won a million dollars!”
The Coquitlam resident was most excited to tell her husband she won. “He was so excited and gave me a hug.”
Rodriguez plans to visit her family in the Philippines, renovate her home and build a new home in the Philippines. She also intends to help her son and visit Singapore, where she first met her husband.
On how it feels to win $1 million?
“Still shocked and floating in the air!”
Rodriguez purchased the winning ticket at the London Drugs in Coquitlam Centre.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $63 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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