Victoria Man Wins Big in 6/49 Lotto!

Victoria Man Wins Big in 6/49 Lotto!

2 Sep 2014

A British Columbia man is CAD $13 million richer, after discovering his huge 6/49 jackpot win!

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Duarte Almeida had the winning ticket in his picket for three weeks before discovering it was worth just over CAD $13.6 million. While out for a drive with his wife on August 2nd, Alameida bought the 6/49 ticket , but didn’t have a chance to check it till three weeks later. “I’m still shaking, I can’t believe it”, said the newly crowned millionaire, who emigrated from Portugal to Canada in 1975.

Astoundingly, Alameida has been playing the same exact numbers – 4, 10, 14, 19, 36, 41 and bonus number 48 – for almost three decades. Sticking with these same numbers since 1986, Alameida has won a few times, but nothing even remotely close this this amount. These lucky numbers weren’t his only strategy: Alameida made a habit of purchasing lottery tickets from smaller towns on Vancouver Island.

Upon learning of his win, and recovering from almost fainting, he and his wife drove right over to the British Columbia Lottery office to claim the win. When playing on theLotter, you can sign up for free SMS alerts and never miss a win!