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Robert & Sid Roemer won 1Million playing Lotto 6/49

“Guaranteed” win a huge surprise for Ladysmith Couple


Roberta and Sidney Roemer are creating quite the buzz in Ladysmith with their guaranteed $1Million win from the July 16 Lotto 6/49 Draw.

The Roemers have a specific system for playing Lotto 6/49 and their other favorite lottery games. They compile all their tickets purchased throughout the week and check them all at once at the end of the week. Roberta and Sidney didn’t even realize that they had won the guaranteed $1Million Lotto 6/49 prize until almost a week after the draw.

The winning ticket was purchased at the 49th Parallel Grocery Store in Ladysmith. As luck would have it the same clerk that sold the Roemers the winning ticket was also working when Roberta went in to check their weeks’ worth of tickets. The retailer just finished saying that there are never any lottery winners in Ladysmith when $1,000,000 popped up on the screen. Upon seeing all the zeros Roberta yelled which got everyone’s attention to join her in the celebration.  

“Roberta rushed home and said we had to go to Vancouver tomorrow and showed me the validation slip. I was stunned,” recalled Sidney. Roberta will be quitting her job and the couple plans on finishing home renovations, purchasing a new truck and taking a tropical vacation in the near future. 

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

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