Richmond Resident to Take Family to Japan After Winning $1 Million from Lotto 6/49

May 23, 2023


Sun Jie’s family didn’t believe her when she told them that a last-minute lottery ticket purchase at the pharmacy resulted in her winning $1 million from the May 10, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw. 

“My family couldn’t believe I won that kind of money,” said Jie. “They thought it was unbelievable!” 

The Richmond resident checked her ticket using a self-scanner in Admiralty Centre and was in disbelief when she saw the numbers pop up on the screen. 

Jie is taking some time to decide what’s next but plans to take her family on a nice trip — Japan is one option she is considering. 

On how it feels to win $1 million? 

“Surprised! I believe anything is possible!” 

Jie purchased the winning ticket at the Real Canadian Superstore on No. 3 Road in Richmond. 

So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $52 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 Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

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