January 11, 2011 19:02 ET

BCLC: Islander Scores Canada's Largest Ever Online Lottery Win

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - A Vancouver Island woman has become Canada's largest ever online lottery jackpot winner.

Judith Pennyfeather, who purchased a Lotto 6/49 ticket on BC's online gambling website PlayNow.com, matched 6/6 numbers on the December 4, 2010 draw to win a whopping $7.6 million.

"This is a very significant win to us at BCLC," said Michael Graydon, BCLC President & CEO. "We're absolutely delighted that Miss Pennyfeather has set a new record as not only the largest ever online lottery jackpot winner in BC, but in all of Canada. Congratulations to her on this exceptional win."

"It was a surprise to get the email in my inbox," explained Pennyfeather, who received an automatic notification email through PlayNow.com informing her of her win. "It was so easy to just purchase my lottery ticket online, but you still never expect to win such a huge prize."

The Cowichan Valley resident says she's still overwhelmed by the win and hasn't yet decided what she'll do with her winnings.

PlayNow.com is British Columbia's safe, secure and regulated gambling website where the revenue generated stay in B.C. to benefit all British Columbians. In 2010, PlayNow.com began offering online casino games such as Blackjack, Roulette and slots.

Lotto 6/49 is a nation-wide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. local time. Players looking to become the province's next multi-millionaire can purchase their tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.

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