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Vancouver friends win $2.5M just in time for Christmas


It will be a very Merry Christmas for two Vancouver friends as they share a $2.5 million jackpot from the December 20 Lotto 6/49 draw.

Long-time friends Adam Machel and Arcelyn Andres have been purchasing lottery tickets together for several years. Adam had purchased the ticket for this draw at the Esso gas station on Burrard Street and Davie Street.

“It‘s shocking,” recalled Adam. “I froze when I saw all the numbers matched and we had won the jackpot.”

Neither could sleep after they learned of the win.

“Adam called me at about 1 a.m. and I was up for the rest of the night thinking about the win,” described Arcelyn. “I drank a lot of coffee that night.”

The friends plan to each take a trip and put the rest of the money in the bank. Both plan on continuing to work – and continuing to play Lotto 6/49.

Lotto 6/49 is getting into the holiday spirit by offering a Super Draw on December 24, 2014 with FIVE Guaranteed Prize Draws for $1 million each, in addition to the regular multi-million dollar jackpot.

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at until 6 p.m. (PT).

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