Memorable Long Weekend “Guaranteed” for Surrey Couple30/06/2014
Dan Nash and Kelly Watson are relishing the Canada Day long weekend more than usual after landing the Guaranteed Million Dollar Prize for the June 25 Lotto 6/49 Draw.
Nash, a self-described creature of habit, has been playing Lotto and BC 6/49 for 15 years and has a tradition of buying his ticket the day before each Wednesday and Saturday draw, using his own numbers, and checking his tickets at the same place at around the same time. In this case he won on the number drawn for the Guaranteed Prize Draw.
The winning ticket was purchased at Fas Gas on King George and 62nd Avenue in Surrey. Following his usual routine, Nash checked his tickets the next day at the Chevron on King George and Bridgeview. When the self-serve terminal screen lit up with “$1,000,000 winner!” he sprang into action.
“I shot over to the counter, grabbed a pen, and filled out the front of the ticket right away!” he laughed. Once he had the cashier validate his ticket, Nash raced home to share his great news with his partner, Kelly. So far, the couple have celebrated the big win with a breakfast out and telling family. Plans for the $1 million include paying off their mortgage and investing for the 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 PlayNow.com.