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Ping Kuen Shum holding big cheque

A Happy Birthday Starts With A $2 Million Jackpot


What are the chances of retiring on your birthday and winning a $2 million dollar jackpot? Just ask Mr. Ping Kuen Shum from Vancouver, as he hit the mark on all three milestones on the April 28, 2018 BC/49 draw.

Shum was feeling in great spirits celebrating both his birthday and retirement on April 28 when he decided to buy a BC/49 ticket. Later that same night, the BC/49 draw confirmed his single ticket matched all six numbers, winning the entire $2 million BC/49 jackpot.

“It’s unbelievable that all three events happened on the same day,” said Shum. “I have worked hard for so many years and I’m looking forward to sharing this fortune with my family.”

The odds of matching all six numbers for the BC/49 are one in 13,983,816.

Shum has already celebrated the big news with his family and friends with a dim sum meal and plans to take a trip to China.

The winning ticket was sold at Parker Place Convenience Centre in Richmond.

BC/49 is a B.C.-only lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays that gives players a chance to win up to $2 million. BC/49 costs just $1 per selection and tickets are available at a BCLC lottery retailer or on Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

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