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Surrey Bus Drivers En Route to Early Retirement after Picking Up $1 Million Guaranteed Lotto 6/49 Win


Arlana Morse and James McLauchlan, both bus drivers in the Lower Mainland, say their road to retirement will be a lot smoother thanks to matching all 10 numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw held August 24, 2019 to win the $1 million Guaranteed Prize.

Morse and McLauchlan, who live in Surrey and purchased their ticket at a local Walmart, say they plan to pay off their mortgage, invest in their children’s education, and fly to Greece first-class with their winnings, in addition to retiring a few years earlier than expected.

“It’s surreal,” McLauchlan said. “We’re still processing it.”

Morse recalled that when she initially checked her ticket, she thought she had won $100,000. She was so excited, she ran to tell McLauchlan about it, but meanwhile her mother-in-law noticed the screen was showing a lot more zeros.

“[McLauchlan’s] mom informed me, it’s not $100,000, it’s a million!” Morse said. “I ran back outside and said I was wrong…it’s a million! I was jumping up and down.”

So far in 2019, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $62 million in prize winning Lotto 6/49 tickets. Anyone can win, and #youcouldbenext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

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.

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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