Yvonne Sinclair was in for a shock after learning she was $5-million richer after matching all six numbers from the Lotto 6/49 Classic Jackpot draw on December 3, 2022.
“I was at home and checked the website and thought ‘no, it can’t be,’” recalled Sinclair. “My son also scanned the ticket [on the Lotto! App] with his phone. I [couldn’t] believe it!”
The Richmond resident first told her daughter she won the lottery, who replied with “no way!”
Sinclair wasn’t in a rush to claim her prize right away as she was taking some time to decide what’s next. Her plans now include buying a house for her family, taking a tropical vacation and helping her children with their school tuition.
On how it feels to be a multimillionaire?
“Overwhelming and exciting! If I won, I wanted to buy a house, that was my main dream and now I am looking for one!”
The winning ticket was purchased in the Town Pantry at the Chevron gas station on Bridgeport Road and Number 5 Road in Richmond.
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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