skip to page content

Know More


GameSense is here to help keep gambling a safe, fun source of entertainment.

Learn more »

Play Better


Understand the key concepts that influence the outcome every time you gamble.

Learn more »

Get Support


Tools and resources to help you if gambling no longer feels like a game.

Learn more »

For more information, please contact:

BCLC Media Relations



It’s hugs, kisses and $1 million for Kamloops lottery winner


David Pitts won the $1 million Guaranteed Prize on the October 7, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw, and his celebration started almost immediately.

“I was at the store checking my ticket,” recalled Pitts. “When the screen flashed $1 million, people in the store started to hug me and one woman even asked to kiss me!”

Since that very public celebration, the Kamloops man has taken his time to plan for the future.

“I’m going to put some money aside for retirement and travelling,” smiled Pitts. “I’m then taking my time to think about what I need and want."

The winning ticket was purchased at the Dallas Park Store in Kamloops.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit

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

Posted in: media release, news article, winners, corporate