“It’s Unbelievable!”: Chilliwack Resident Wins $1-Million Lotto 6/49 Prize

June 06, 2024


Leila Quadri knew that the jolt of energy she received the moment she realized she won $1 million from the June 1, 2024 Lotto 6/49 draw was not related to her morning coffee. 

“I just had finished my cup and decided to check my lottery tickets,” recalled Quadri. “I checked the website and knew I won, but to double check I scanned [my ticket] through the BCLC Lotto! App.” 

The Chilliwack resident’s daughter was with her when she learned she won. “She was just shocked and quiet at first. I was running back and forth around the house with excitement.”  

While Quadri is taking time to decide what’s next, she plans to celebrate with her family. 

On how it feels to win? 

“It’s unbelievable! It means a great retirement and good security.” 

Quadri purchased the winning ticket from a lottery kiosk at Cottonwood Centre in Chilliwack. 

So far in 2024, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $48 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