British Columbia couple wins $1 million lottery with last-minute ticket

A last-minute decision to pick up a lottery ticket changed Gregory Thomason’s life.

Thomason purchased a Lotto 6/49 ticket, and on September 6, he and his wife Patricia won $1 million.

“When I told Patty, she thought it was a joke,” said Thomason, who checked his ticket at Sutherlands Bakery & Deli in Enderby, B.C.

The Thomasons live in Shuswap, in the small community of Grindrod, and are very excited to use part of their winnings to help their family and travel.

“We said, ‘Let’s not move too fast and set goals’ — we want to think about how to use that,” Thomason said.

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“My nephew lives in England, so maybe we’ll go visit him.” »

The winning ticket was purchased at the Walmart on 9th Avenue Southwest in Salmon Arm.

Lotto 6/49 is a national lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST).

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