Jianping Fu’s spur-of-the moment decision to purchase a Lotto 6/49 ticket with some extra toonies at Vancouver International Airport made his trip to the West Coast even sweeter, after the ticket netted him $1 million from the June 7, 2023 draw.
“I was trying to clear out my wallet [when I got home] and took out the lottery tickets from my trip,” recalled Fu. “I searched the winning numbers online and noticed I had matched the Gold Ball numbers. I downloaded the BCLC Lotto! App shortly after to confirm I actually won!”
The Vaughan, Ontario resident was most excited to tell his wife that he won. “She didn’t believe it!”
Fu is taking some time to decide what’s next, but he is glad to be able to pay off his mortgage and travel more.
On how it feels to win $1 million?
“It’s a big relief financially! I never thought I could win this big and I’m very excited.”
Fu purchased the winning ticket at a lottery kiosk in Vancouver International Airport.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $59 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.
BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit GameSense.com.