Community

Surrey woman gets a million dollar gift

Surrey
Surrey's Lori Colford won $1 million in Lotto 6/49 after her brother gave her a ticket for Christmas.
— image credit: BCLC

For several years, Lori Colford's brother has been buying her lottery tickets for gifts, so she wasn't surprised to find one under the tree this year.

It was for the Dec. 25 Lotto 6/49 Super Draw, but she set it aside and didn't check the numbers right away.

It wasn't until last week, when she was taking down her Christmas tree, that she saw the ticket on the table. She went to her local gas station and handed it to the attendant to check.

“The Chevron retailer advised me to call BCLC right away,” said Colford. “She said ‘it must be a big win,’ but I never dreamed I’d won $1,000,000!”

Thanks to her brother's generous gift, Colford is planning a family trip, in addition to a new car and hopefully an injection into her savings account.

Her ticket was bought at the gas station at 176 Street and 64 Avenue in Cloverdale.

The Dec. 25 draw was the first Super Draw of the new Lotto 6/49. It consisted of five Guaranteed Prize Draws of $1 million, two of which were sold in B.C.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Pay parking adds insult to injury
 
Election 2014: Surrey school candidates debate education
 
Icy 16 Avenue closed after dump truck crash

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.