Wednesday October 20, 2021 | VANCOUVER, BC
by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends
A 6/49 lottery ticket that was purchased in Prince Rupert has resulted in a new multi-millionaire in BC.
The winner Juanti Parnell of Prince Rupert is splitting the $11 million with another winner (who won with the same numbers) who bought their ticket in Ontario.
Parnell as the $5.8 million winner in BC (the cheque was precisely $5,790,419.90) was announced today by the BC Lottery Corporation in a live Facebook event, from the BCLC office in Vancouver. The presentation was made by Peter ter Weeme, BCLC Chief Social Purpose Officer.
With the funds, among other things Parnell would like to take her grandchildren on vacation.
Parnell said she played the same set of numbers that she’s played for 20 years, but that they have no particular meaning: 7, 18, 19, 38, 42 and 46.
She says she was in a rush to buy her ticket for the draw. “I had actually forgotten and was hurrying to buy (before sales closed for the draw) and was worried I would miss the numbers,” the winner said today.
So far in 2021, BC Lottery players have redeemed over $70 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49. Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 pm (PST). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million.
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