(Donald and Janice MacDonald/BCLC)

Victoria couple Donald and Janice MacDonald are $1 Million richer after winning a Lotto 6/49 draw. 

The ticket, which was purchased at the Royal Oak Country Grocery in Victoria, won the July 28th 2021 $1 Million Guaranteed Prize Draw. 

Upon scanning the ticket, the couple was stunned to learn they had won. 

“I was in the Shoppers [Drug Mart] in Royal Oak,” said Donald. 

“I thought I had won $1,000 and then I put my glasses on and realized there were a lot more zeros!”

Instead of just telling their friends they had won, the pair came up with a fun and creative way to share the exciting news.

“We took two couples out for dinner,” said Janice. 

“During dessert, I said ‘let’s play a game of telephone.’” 

“That’s the one where you whisper something in their ear and then they whisper it in the next person’s ear. We told them they couldn’t react to what they heard. It was so fun watching them hear it and try not to react!”

When asked how they plan to spend their winnings, the pair said there was no rush.  

“We will probably do a little bit of celebrating. We are going to take it slow and think about the best way to spend the money,” said Donald.

In 2021, BC lottery players have already redeemed more than $60 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49.

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