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



Richmond BC/49 Winner Ready to Pursue Dreams


Christian Nalda of Richmond says he’s living a dream after winning $2 million on the November 8, 2017 BC/49 draw.

“My dream is to retire at 45 years old,” exclaimed Nalda. “Now, with this money, I can retire even earlier at 40!”

Nalda’s other big dream is to buy a house and reunite with his family in the Philippines, which will also become a reality.

“My wife and children live in the Philippines, and my daughter is always asking me to visit her,” explained Nalda. “Now I can build a better life for my entire family there!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Richmond Public Market Lucky Store 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 for $1. Tickets can be purchased at a BCLC lottery retailer or Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Each year, revenue from gambling contributes more than $1 billion to fund important provincial, municipal and charitable programs across B.C. Play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit 

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