British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

February 24, 2010 16:52 ET

BCLC: Vancouver Man Receives 20 Gold Medal Tickets for Birthday

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2010) -

Editor's note: a photo is available with this press release.

As the grand prize winner of SportsFunder's Win 20 Gold Tix contest, New Westminster's Michael Adams' birthday party this year will be special.

Adams will be celebrating along with 19 family and friends at the men's gold medal ice hockey game. He won the grand prize draw on February 1, for 20 tickets playing a BCLC SportsFunder lottery game, days shy of his birthday.

"This is unbelievable," exclaimed Adams. "I have friends and family flying to Vancouver from across the country, Montreal and Toronto. This is a birthday celebration I will never forget."

As the Official Lottery and Gaming provider to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, BCLC offered British Columbians the chance to win 2010 Winter Games tickets as prizes through lottery games and community contests.

"BCLC was thrilled to offer British Columbians with once-in-a-lifetime prizing through our involvement with the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games," said Jim Lightbody, BCLC VP Lottery Gaming. "I'll bet Mr. Adams is a very popular guy right now. He'll cherish the memories from this experience for the rest of his life."

Adam's celebration is expected to last for a couple days during the 2010 Winter Games. "I'm planning a get together for all 20 of us a couple times before the big game. And yes, everyone will be wearing red."

There is still one pair of tickets to the men's gold medal ice hockey game available to be won through a contest draw in the BCLC 2010 Winter Games Dome at the Richmond O Zone until February 26, 2010.

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians. BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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