Lucky August for Lotto 6/49 winners

VANCOUVER, Aug. 31, 2011 /CNW/ - August proves to be a lucky month as two more Lotto 6/49 jackpots are claimed.

Eddie Uy of Richmond has won $7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot from the August 3 draw.

Uy has played the same numbers for 21 years, matching all six on the Lotto 6/49 draw to win the $7 Million jackpot.

"I was going through my usual routine when I checked my tickets; I woke up early, made my lunch and got ready for work," said Uy as he received his cheque at BCLC's Vancouver office. "Then I rubbed my eyes and couldn't believe what I was seeing."

Uy's future plans include buying a new house and investing for retirement.

A group of 22 Langley construction workers claimed the second Lotto 6/49 jackpot of $3.3 million from the August 24 draw. Each member of the office lottery pool will receive a cheque for $149,000.

Wayne Vander-Hoek is the organizer of his group lottery pool.

"I got a call telling me that our group had won," explained Vander-Hoek. "I didn't know whether to laugh or start crying."

The construction workers' winning ticket was purchased through a lottery subscription at Red Apple Grocery on Marshal Rd in Abbotsford. The Richmond winning ticket was purchased at the Chevron gas station on No. 2 Road and Westminster Highway.

This is the second winning Lotto 6/49 ticket over $7 million sold in Richmond in August. Fisherman Van Hen Lu, and his wife Thieu Mai Ly, won a $7.2 million jackpot on August 17.

Lotto 6/49 is the nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. (PST). Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at

Image with caption: "Langley's $3.2 million Lotto 6/49 winners (CNW Group/BC Lottery Corporation)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "$7 million Lotto 6/49 winner, Eddie Uy (CNW Group/BC Lottery Corporation)". Image available at:

SOURCE BC Lottery Corporation

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