The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has revealed its latest Lotto 6/49 big winner. Sagita Narayan from Edmonton, Alberta claimed the prize of a lifetime when she took home over $16.5 million with her winning ticket.
She follows a long line of Lotto 6/49 winners and is the 54th Albertan and the tenth Edmonton resident to claim a lottery prize of $1 million or more in 2021.
Narayan claimed her $16,511,291.40 prize at a WCLC office and recalled the emotional journey she went through after she verified her ticket and observed all the numbers matching up on the screen before her. The ticket secured her jackpot in the November 10 draw with the numbers 2, 7, 18, 19, 23, and 25.
The ticket was purchased from the Canadian Tire Gas Bar at 11839 Kingsway Avenue NW in Edmonton by the lucky winner who advised that she has not decided how to spend the money. She did reveal, however, that she had thought about making some home renovations and getting her youngest daughter a car for her 21st birthday.
The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) recently revealed its largest-ever Scratch’N Win prize in the. A Charlottetown couple, Susan Behi and Mehdi Shahsavari were the lucky recipients of an over $3 million prize, wiping out the previous record of $2.5 million in 2018.
Behi recalled how the win had taken her completely by surprise, even though she had always played the game in the hopes of getting something.
The Atlantic region sees its fair share of big winners. In a recent announcement, the ALC celebrated the good fortune of a Newfoundland and Labrador ticket holder who won a lifelong cash prize. The reward was handed down in the November 15 Daily Grand lottery draw and pays the winner $25 000 every year for the rest of their life.
In other news of big winners, Loto-Québec’s Lotto Max game dished out a massive $50 million prize from its November 12 draw. The jackpot will be divided between five ticket holders from the province with each winner receiving $10 million.