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Lots of Happy Dancing for Richmond Couple after Lotto 6/49 Win


Happy, happy, happy were the words Po Chu Kwok and her husband Wai Por Fong used to describe how it felt after finding out they matched all 10 numbers in the Lotto 6/49 Draw held January 9, 2019 to win the $1 million Guaranteed Prize.

“We were at Lansdowne Mall and my husband went to check our tickets,” exclaimed Kwok. “He came back to grab me to go to the machine and asked me to look at it. I was so shocked!”

Kwok and her husband are empty nesters and now have big plans to see the world. “We never travelled for long because we had children. They’re all grown up so now we can do whatever we want. Europe is definitely on my list of places to see.”

Kwok and Fong continued with the happy theme as they broke the news to their daughter. “She was shocked,” recalls Fong. “She started laughing because she thought it was a joke, but when she found out it was real, she just kept laughing. So very happy.”

The lottery win is extra special for Kwok and Fong as Chinese New Year is right around the corner. “First thing is first. We are going out to celebrate with a nice dinner,” said Kwok.

“I always wished it would be me that wins,” she added. “Now that dream has come true and it will let us enjoy life more comfortably.”

Kwok and Fong purchased their ticket in the Royal Centre on West Georgia Street in Vancouver.

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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 Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

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