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Lotto 6/49 win a life-changer for Vernon couple


Albert and Margaret Greening are still in disbelief after winning $5.8 million on Lotto 6/49.

The Vernon couple has been playing Lotto 6/49 for 20 years and couldn’t believe their eyes when they checked their tickets for the April 1, 2015 draw.

“I was checking the numbers on the computer and realized we had won big,” said a surprised Margaret. “I dragged him back to the living room to show him the results, but it still doesn’t feel real.”

The couple says that, except for their wedding day, they can’t imagine a more exciting or life-changing event.

Albert and Margaret are still pondering what they’ll do with their winnings, but say buying a new home, taking a trip to visit family out east and sharing some of the good fortune with their kids are all on the list of possibilities.

“This is going to completely change our lives,” adds Albert. “It’s hard living on a pension so this will allow us to relax, not worry about keeping a budget and potentially buy a home in Vernon.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7 Eleven convenience store on 39th Ave. In all, six winning tickets shared the jackpot for the April 1 Lotto 6/49 draw. In addition to the Greening’s, three in Ontario and two in Quebec each won a $5.8 million share of the jackpot.

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

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