Landon Tilitzky had a hard time wrapping his head around his recent $1-million win from the August 12, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw, including the reality that he will soon be a homeowner.
“It’s unreal,” Tilitzky said of how it feels to be a millionaire. “I still haven’t fully wrapped my head around it. I’ve always dreamed of buying a house and now that’s a reality.”
The Kamloops resident purchased his ticket from the Petro Canada on Sydney Avenue and was at home Sunday morning following the draw when he checked it on BCLC’s Lotto! App.
The first to find out about his win was his dad, who reacted rather skeptically at first.
“I sent him a screenshot of the ticket and told him to call me. When he called me back, he kept asking if it was real and for more proof because he couldn’t believe it!”
Tilitzky’s mom was also in disbelief when she found out the good news.
“I texted her some housing questions and then she quickly began wondering why I was asking her those questions, so I had to tell her then. She was so happy for me.”
Tilitzky plans to treat his parents to a nice dinner to celebrate his win and will surprise the rest of his family when he visits them in the Okanagan this weekend.
In addition to the house, the avid sports fan hopes to catch a few different games in the near future, including the Seattle Seahawks and Vancouver Canucks.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $77 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 check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.
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