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Surrey resident claims $18.7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot

  • Published date19 April 2022
  • AuthorLisa Michaels

Surrey bus driver, Nang (Paul) Trinh is looking forward to his last route and enjoying his $18.7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Trinh’s six numbers matched the winning combination from the April 6 draw.

It’s a dream come true. I always thought about it, but never thought I would win,” he said.

The winner recalled how when the B.C. Lottery app interrupted his family dinner, he had immediately checked his ticket and discovered just how lucky he was.

While visiting BCLC headquarters to claim his prize, Trinh shared his memory of the discovery, saying,

I noticed there were a lot of zeros, so I asked my dad how much the jackpot was. He said it was $18.7 million. I checked it a bunch of times and then I realized I won.

Trinh also shared that there had been “a lot of jumping up-and-down,” following the revelation.

The transit operator stated that he intends to retire early and take a vacation to Japan and China.  He expressed joy that he would now be able to spend more time with his children and improve his tennis game.

He added that he would be sharing some of the winnings with his family and that he has a huge dinner planned to celebrate the win.

Lotto 6/49 holds on Wednesdays and Saturdays and its jackpot keeps building until a winner emerges. Each draw guarantees a $1 million prize and tickets can be purchased at lotto retailers, or online at

This win follows the news that, after almost 40 years in operation, Lotto 6/49 will be receiving a series of updates and enhancements in September 2022, including a new increasing jackpot that seeds at $10 million, with a cap of $60 million, along with some changes to the brand.

Nang (Paul) Trinh holding his Lotto 6/49 cheque for $18.7 million. (Source: BCLC)
Nang (Paul) Trinh holding his Lotto 6/49 cheque for $18.7 million. (Source: BCLC)

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