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Powell River couple wins $1.75 million Lotto 6/49 prize


Powell River residents Terence and Randel Weatherill have been dreaming of a new house since they found out they won $1.75 million on the December 6, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

The $7 million dollar jackpot was split four ways with one winner from Quebec and two from Atlantic Canada. On that same draw, another ticket from Ontario won the $1 million dollar Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize.

“We were excited when we discovered that we won but we were also in disbelief.” recalled Terence. “We were in such disbelief that we pretty much sat there all day just staring at each other,” laughed Randel.

The couple has since ended the staring contest and started to dream about a new and larger house that could accommodate visits from six children and 14 grandchildren.

“We will share some of this money with the family,” beamed Randel. “It’s going to be a very special Christmas this year.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven in Powell River.

Lotto 6/49 can be played at all Lotto retailers and Lotto Express locations or online at, with tickets available until 7:30pm (PT) on draw days. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. 

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