“It’s Life-Changing!”: Langley Resident Wins $1-Million Lotto 6/49 Prize

May 14, 2024


It was a life-changing moment for Bao Diep after realizing that his Lotto 6/49 ticket from the May 1, 2024 draw landed him a cool $1,000,000 prize.

The Langley resident purchased the winning ticket from the Town Pantry on Maclure Road in Abbotsford and was at home when he decided to check his ticket on BCLC’s Lotto! App.

“I saw that someone won in Abbotsford, so I thought maybe I had a chance,” Diep recalled. “I scanned my ticket and saw one million dollars. I was very happy and excited!” 

Diep has a few plans for his prize, including celebrating during an upcoming trip to Turkey. He says he is most looking forward to focusing on a major hobby of his — cooking — and would love to purchase a bigger home equipped with a larger kitchen.

“It’s life-changing,” he said. 

So far in 2024, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $102 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. 

As B.C.’s only legal gambling website, is the only site whose profits benefit British Columbians through investments in things like healthcare, education and community programs.

Players can visit to learn how to set time and money limits as well as the other online tools available to encourage healthy play. For further information, visit