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Richmond Man Has Family Traveling Plans after Lotto 6/49 Win


Richmond resident Peter Mitford has globetrotting plans with his family after winning big on Lotto 6/49. Mitford matched all 10 numbers in the Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw held January 19, 2019 to win a $1 million prize.

While he maintains trappings like new cars and toys are not in the works, plenty of traveling is. “We’re not very materialistic,” said Mitford. “My family loves traveling, so in the immediate future that’s what we’re going to do.”

Mitford says he was sitting on the couch checking draw results on his tablet. However, he scanned his ticket using the Lotto App on his daughter’s cell phone. “It was a very exciting and happy time for us,” added Mitford. “It really gives us a few more options, and the ability to help our kids out.”

Mitford, who has played Lotto 6/49 for about 20 years for fun, always picks his own numbers. “I enjoy the excitement of possibly winning when you check your ticket,” he advised. “Someone has to win, so I keep that in mind.”

“This win simply gives my family more options and more freedom,” he added.

Mitford purchased his winning ticket at the Mac’s Convenience Store on Williams Road and Shell in Richmond.

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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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