Squamish Lotto 6/49 winner to spend more time with family

VANCOUVER, Sept. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Marlene Everett is doing the 'happy dance' after collecting her jackpot winnings at the BCLC office.

The Squamish resident matched all six of her numbers on the August 31 Lotto 6/49 draw to win $3.4 million.

"I normally only buy lottery tickets when the jackpots are large. I bought the ticket just in time for the draw and the next day I heard someone in Squamish had won the jackpot," said Everett, 65. "I went to the store where I bought my ticket to check our numbers. I couldn't believe my eyes."

The winning Lotto 6/49 quick-pick ticket was purchased at the Walmart lottery ticket centre in Squamish.

"My husband and I need to let it sink in," said Everett. "But one thing's for sure - retirement just got a whole lot better!"

The family plans on taking a vacation and buying a new house with the winnings.

This win is the fourth major Lotto 6/49 jackpot to be won in B.C. during the month of August. On August 3, a winner in Richmond won a $7 million jackpot. On the August 17 draw, a second Richmond winner claimed $7.2 million, and a group of 22 Langley workers claimed $3.3 million on the August 24 draw.

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

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment
while generating income that benefits all British Columbians.

Image with caption: "Marlene Everett, $3.4 million Lotto 6/49 winner, Squamish, BC. (CNW Group/BC Lottery Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110902_C8433_PHOTO_EN_2807.jpg

SOURCE BC Lottery Corporation

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