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Surrey man comes forward with two winning tickets in record-breaking lottery

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Surrey's Harry Black is a record Lotto 649 winner, with not one but two winning tickets for a combined $31.7 million.
— image credit: BC Lottery Corp.

A month after the B.C. Lottery Corporation announced there were four winning tickets in last month's $63.4-million Lotto 6/49 draw, a Surrey man has finally come forward.

And he has not one, but two of the winning tickets, entitling him to half of the pot – more than $31.7 million.

Harry Black, 66, was presented with two cheques of more than $15.8 million apiece on Tuesday.

The part-time film industry worker and self-proclaimed workaholic said he wouldn't quit his job, but would likely take a holiday, which he's never done.

Black said he's been playing the same numbers for 35 years, always buying two tickets.

When asked why he waited so long to claim his prize, he said winning the lotto was unbelievably stressful.

The other two winning tickets were bought in Vancouver and Alberta. The recording-breaking April 13 jackpot of $63.4 million was $9 million more than the previous 6/49 prize record of $54.3 in 2005.

- with files from CBC

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