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Early Christmas present of $1 million for Kelowna resident


Tuong Van Mai of Kelowna only recently started purchasing Lotto 6/49 tickets and it has already paid off to the tune of $1 million. Van Mai won the Guaranteed $1 million prize in the December 16, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“When I checked my ticket before work I couldn’t believe I won $1 million because I never thought I would win that big,” admitted Van Mai. “I was shocked and overwhelmed but I still went into work that day.”

As for how she will spend the winnings, Van Mai wants to share the wealth with her parents.

“The money will be put towards buying a new home for my retired parents because they have done so much to support me,” smiled Van Mai.

The big win is an early present for Van Mai and she plans on celebrating with her family over Christmas dinner.

The winning ticket was purchased at Superstore in Westbank.

Lotto 6/49 is getting into the holiday spirit, offering a Holiday Super Draw on the December 23 and December 26 draws, with five Guaranteed Prize Draws for $1 million each. These prizes are offered to players in addition to the regular Lotto 6/49 jackpot on both draws.

Did you know that gaming revenue helps pay for policing services? The City of Kelowna spends its entire share of provincial gaming revenue generated at Lake City Casino Kelowna and Chances Kelowna to support the local RCMP. These funds help the RCMP run a number of beneficial community programs such as Amber Alert, AdWatch, Restorative Justice and Victim Services and more. When you play with BCLC you Play it Forward.

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PT). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at

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