Touchdown! Football Fan from White Rock Scores $1 Million from Lotto 6/49

April 17, 2024


Avid football fan Joshua Stan felt like he scored the game’s winning touchdown, after learning that he won $1 million from the April 3, 2024 Lotto 6/49 draw. 

“I was at home. At 1:00 a.m. I used [] to check my ticket,” recalled Stan of the moment he realized he won. “The first thought that came to mind was, ‘How am I going to change my life and my family’s life?’”

The White Rock resident first shared the news with his mom. “It was 1:00 a.m. and I didn’t want to wake anyone, but then my mom woke up. She was happy for me!”

Stan plans to spend some of his winnings on a down payment for a home, travelling, helping his parents and visiting football stadiums. 

“I want to be able to watch a football game at every stadium!” 

On how it feels to win? 

“So fortunate! It’s going to change my life. This will provide me with support and I’ll be able to take care of those that I love.” 

Stan purchased the winning ticket at Semiahmoo Town Pantry in the Chevron gas station on Martin Drive in Surrey. 

So far in 2024, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $40 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.

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