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Golden lives up to its name as great-grandma from Sask wins lotto

Lillian Williamson’s decision to stop for gas in Golden, B.C., en route to visit her new great-grandson in Kelowna, is filling her with excitement after she matched all four numbers playing the Extra on Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw, for a $500,000 golden win.

“I feel numb,” Lillian said from BCLC’s Kamloops prize claim office. “It’s only my second time visiting B.C.”

It’s an unforgettable trip for the resident of Regina, Sask., who purchased the ticket at the Golden Fas Gas station, and plays Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max regularly. Lillian said some of her top priorities for the unexpected prize are sharing it with her 12 grand and great-grandchildren and planning a vacation outside of Canada — for the first time in her life.

“I’ve always dreamed I could go to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville,” she said. “The first thing I will have to do is renew my passport.”

In 2019, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $85 million in prize winning Lotto 6/49 tickets. Anyone can win, and #YouCouldBeNext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online. Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST).

Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.

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 GameSense.com.