Last year BC residents cashed in big through lottery winnings, including Vancouver Islanders.
According to a BCLC, 100 million winning lotto tickets were sold throughout the province in 2022 which resulted in more than $802 million in prizes for lottery players.
On Vancouver Island alone, 17.6 million tickets were sold netting $110.8 million being won by islanders.
Just before the new year, Patricia Weaver and Erin Roberston, a grandmother and granddaughter duo from Lake Cowichan were able to enjoy a stress free holiday after winning $675,000 playing Set for Life.
“I was at home and had to check on my phone to let it sink in,” said Robertson.
The family are one of eight winners that cashed in grand prizes valued at $500,000 or more.
West Kelowna’s Jennifer Cole became the largest prize winner in BCLC history after scoring a $31-million Lotto Max jackpot on July 8th, 2021.
“As we welcome the new year, we’re excited to look back at 2022 and celebrate our players and the dreams that became realities for our lottery winners,” said Pat Davis, BCLC President and CEO.