Someone in Metro Vancouver just won the $24 million jackpot
Have you purchased a lottery ticket recently?
If so, you might want to check your ticket.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has announced that someone in Metro Vancouver has won a whopping $24 million prize.
BCLC announced that last night’s Lotto 6/49 $24 million jackpot was won by a ticket purchased in Aldergrove . However, no one has claimed the prize yet.
The winning numbers are 7, 17, 18, 22, 28 and 34. The ticket was the only one in Canada to match all six numbers.
BCLC will announce the specific retail location in Aldergrove that sold the winning ticket once the winner has come forward to claim the life-changing prize.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCLC encourages the player who purchased the winning Lotto 6/49 ticket to contact BCLC Customer Support at 1-866-815-0222 to begin the alternate prize-claim process via telephone.
All lottery winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their ticket to come forward to claim their prize.
BCLC its retail partners are reopening lottery kiosks in B.C. The corporation states that kiosks will reopen in phases throughout the coming weeks with enhancements to support the health and well being of retailers and players, including plexiglass shields and floor decals to indicate appropriate distancing.
The BCLC also offers an app for customers to conveniently check tickets from home. You simply use your phone’s camera to scan any BC lottery ticket. and find out instantly if you’ve won.
And no one has claimed the ticket.
‘No bloody way!’ B.C. man plans to retire with $24-million lotto jackpot
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A 60-year-old man from Langley, B.C., can now retire after he won last Tuesday’s $24-million Lotto 649 jackpot.
Ron Cumiskey said he bought a $10 quick-pick ticket in Aldergrove for the May 27 draw, checked his numbers online that night, and shook his head in disbelief.
“You hope you win — you don’t expect it — and when you do, it’s just unbelievable,” he said.
“I don’t think anyone can fathom — even the past winners, did they ever think they’d spend $10 and win a million or half a million or $10 million or whatever?”
He said the first thing he did was call his boss.
“I said, ‘I’m retiring.’ You know that guy in Aldergrove that won $24 million? That’s me. No bloody way!”
Ron Cuminskey said he'll be sharing the cash with his daughters to help them pay off their mortgages.