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Burnaby BC/49 Winner’s Dream Becomes a New Life-Changing Reality


Scott Russell of Burnaby is still in a state of shock after winning $1 million on the December 2, 2017 BC/49 draw.

“I like to play the same numbers each time and dream about the possibilities if I won,” Russell said. “But, now that I have won, I don’t even know where to begin – it’s still so surreal.”

Russell will consider buying a new car and traveling, but most of all looks forward to sharing his winnings with family and donating to charity.

“This is a life-changing amount of money and I will think about my options before any big decisions,” he said.

Russell purchased his winning ticket at the Walmart Supercenter in Burnaby located in Lougheed Town Centre.

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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