A woman in British Columbia won $1 million in Lotto 6/49 draw. Lotto 6/49 is one of the three games in the national lottery of Canada.
Natalie Jylha, the million-dollar woman who lives in Merritt was taken by surprise when it dawned upon her that she had won. She called the experience surreal.
Natalie narrated that it was a usual Saturday night for haer and she was surfing her Facebook feed. It’s during this scrolling that she read a post about someone in her community winning a lottery ticket. Little did she know, at that time, that this post would change her life.
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She immediately fetched her ticket and checked the winning numbers online and found out that she won the $1 million prize in the Lotto 6/49 draw. She had purchased this winning ticket from Walmart.
Jylha just couldn’t believe the miracle. She called the experience surreal. It was so unexpected that she didn’t know how to react and couldn’t help not waking up her husband.
She kept repeating that she had won a million and her husband too was in disbelief.
The winning woman further narrated that the excitement had taken away her sleep too. She couldn’t sleep a wink and ended up calling her mother with whom she spent hours chatting and laughing. Excitement really has no bounds.
Jylha does have some plans for her winnings. She is thinking of buying a new vehicle and possibly a new home too. However, for now, she is overjoyed by the financial independence this win has given her.
Lottery winners must be very cautious about how and where they spend and save their money. After all a penny saved is a penny earned. Sometimes players end up wasting their windfall and end up in greater financial trouble than before. There is a very common idiom that goes like, a fool and his money are soon parted.
Going by last year’s data, by playing the Lotto 6/49, more than $91 million were won by the B.C. lottery winners.
Lotto 6/49 is played all across the nation and drawn every Wednesday and Saturday after 7:30 p.m. (PST). Anyone can win and become the next millionaire. Those who want to read some inspiring lottery stories can do so on the BC lottery’s website page, playnow.com.
In Lotto 6/49 each player has to choose six different numbers from1 to 49. Regardless of the order in which the numbers are, if six numbers of the ticket match the drawn numbers then that’s a jackpot.
The odds of winning a jackpot is 1 in 13,983816.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has its own application too for both iOS and Android devices. Players can install the application and purchase lottery tickets and check their tickets online anytime.
The BCLC raises income through these lotteries to help all British Columbians.