Vancouver “Guaranteed” winner very thankful28/07/2014
While waiting to meet a friend in Richmond, Jian Guo Chen, decided to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket for the July 26 draw. Chen normally chooses his own numbers, but since he was running out of time before the draw, he went with the quick pick ticket instead.
When checking online the next day, he realized that his numbers matched – and he had become B.C.’s newest guaranteed millionaire!
Excited and in shock, Chen woke up his wife to double-check and together they went to validate the ticket.
Vancouver-resident Chen is thankful to have won as he was recently involved in a car accident that had left him unable to work at the moment. “Of course, I am very happy because this money can help our household,” he said.
Chen is hoping to use the money to buy a house or start a small business.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Chevron gas station at Bridgeport and No. 5 Road in Richmond.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. (PT). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.