Article published on 30 August 2013

Lotto 649 Jackpot Pays Grandmother $3.2 Million

Burnaby Woman Wins $3.2m Jackpot
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A 66 year old grandmother from Burnaby, BC has won the staggering sum of $3.2 million after hitting the jackpot on the Lotto 6/49 draw.

Anne Ip came forward to claim her prize at the offices of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) in Vancouver this week after her numbers came up in the August 14th Lotto 6/49 draw.

Ip, normally quiet and reserved, could not contain her absolute joy in winning the lottery. "My first reaction was awe," she said. "I'm overwhelmed. It's unreal after you discover you've won this much money!"

The lucky lotto winner bought her Lotto 6/49 ticket in Lougheed Mall in Burnaby. She has only shared her good news with her immediate family and says that plans for her win include buying a new house and a new car.

BC Lottery Players Get Lucky

According to the BCLC, lottery players from the province have been extremely lucky over the past few weeks.

Three major prizes were recorded in the August 14th draw, including Anne Ip's win. The other two were 5 out of 6 correct selections on the same draw and the players, from Chilliwack and Victoria, each won around $115,000.

The nationwide Lotto 6/49 lottery game is considered one of the most popular and rewarding in Canada, with draws taking place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

$14m Up for Grabs this Week

This weekend, the Lotto 6/49 jackpot stands at approximately $14 million, and players can purchase tickets before the big draw on Saturday.

The lottery gives players two chances to win each week, with jackpots beginning at $3 million and growing until they are won. Tickets should be purchased before 6 pm on the day of the draw.

Tickets cost just $2 per selection and by saying 'yes' to the Extra option on the Lotto 6/49 tickets, players put themselves in line to win another $500,000.

Lotto 6/49 and Extra lottery tickets can be purchased anywhere where lottery products are sold in Canada, including retailers, bars, pubs and even online through the site.

To play the Lotto 6/49 jackpot , six numbers from 1 - 49 need to be selected or players can ask for a Quick Pick to have random numbers chosen for them.

A selection of six numbers costs $2 and it is possible play up to 10 selections per ticket. Plus, players can purchase Lotto 6/49 packages where they get more value or their money.

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