After Eric Emery won $1 million in a Lotto 6/49 draw on Christmas Day, his wife couldn’t quite believe the life-changing news.
The Surrey resident bought the winning ticket in Langley, at a 7-Eleven store on 200th Street, and he later checked it at a nearby Shoppers Drug Mart.
“Every Monday, my wife asks me, ‘Did you make me a millionaire?’ I knew she would ask me again when I got home and…I told her that I won a million dollars,” Emery said in a BCLC news release.
It took a few minutes for Emery’s wife to believe him, and she even told him to quit joking around.
“When she realized I was serious, she started crying.”
Emery said his family will celebrate by going out for a meal and planning a vacation, once they feel safe enough to travel again.
In 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $99 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49, a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m., Pacific time.