A Vancouver Island woman is counting her lucky numbers and walking home a millionaire as she celebrates her seven-figure Lotto 6/49 winnings.
Gloria Krivicich of Port Alberni is now $1 million richer thanks to a Guaranteed Prize ticket she bought on a whim, the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) announced Tuesday.
“My dream come true!” said Krivicich in a news release, calling the win a shock.
She’s lived in B.C. for more than 50 years and, with her prize money, hopes to visit family in Croatia. After all, her connection to loved ones helped make her lottery dreams come true.
“I pick my own numbers and the numbers are family members’ birthdays,” said Krivicich, who bought the winning ticket at Smoke Stack on 3rd Avenue in Port Alberni.
The BCLC says that last year, B.C. lotto players redeemed more than $113 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49, a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.