Vinh Tran, of Surrey, matched all 10 numbers to win the Nov. 23 Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed $1-million prize. He plans to open his own Vietnamese restaurant. (Photo: BCLC)

Surrey man plans to be his own boss after winning $1M

Vinh Tran matched all 10 numbers for the Nov. 23 Lotto 6/49

Vinh Tran says he doesn’t plan to waste any time opening his own restaurant since his big win.

Tran, a Surrey resident, matched all 10 numbers of the Nov. 23 Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed $1-million prize, according to a release from BCLC Friday (Dec. 20).

Tran, who currently works as a cook, said it’s been his dream to open his own restaurant.

“I’m so happy, I can’t wait to be my own boss,” said Tran, who has played Lotto 6/49, BC/49 and Lotto Max since 2015.

Tran purchased the winning ticket at Chimney Hill Town Pantry in Surrey.

The first person he told after scanning the ticket was his best friend.

“At first he didn’t believe me — then he told me to cash it in,” said Tran, adding he’s glad he decided to buy the ticket during his gas-station visit.

“Just take a chance, you never know.”

So far in 2019, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $83 million in prize-winning Lotto 6/49 tickets, according to the release.

READ MORE: $500K richer in lottery win, Surrey mom plans to buy townhouse for family, Sept. 23, 2019

READ MORE $500K lotto win puts Surrey train conductor on track for dream trip to Portugal, Oct. 31, 2019

READ MORE: Surrey lotto winner plans to spoil his kids, July 15, 2019



lauren.collins@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Lauren on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. firefighters only responding to most life-threatening calls during COVID-19 pandemic

The directive comes after province spoke with paramedics, fire services, according to top doctor

33-storey highrise proposal coming to Surrey council, first of three phases

Second and third phases include 36-storey and 31-storey towers

Surrey city council moving to virtual meetings

For public hearings, people can register to speak via telephone

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock, Delta and beyond

APRIL 4: Two people in Delta fined for trying to re-sell N95 masks

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Take this test and find out how well you know Canada’s most popular winter sport

Researchers look at humidity as a weapon in the fight against airborne viruses

Regular hand washing, physical distancing and PPE for health care workers remains best line of defense

Exercises move online with YMCA’s new nationwide virtual workout program

YThrive Home offers dozens of free workout videos for people during COVID-19 self-isolation period

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at Mission Institution; two other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, says correctional officer

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

Most Read