October 28, 2011 17:59 ET

BCLC: Surrey Husband Surprises Wife With $3.8 Million 6/49 Win

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - Skip Yeng is about to surprise his wife with a big $3.8 million cheque after he claimed last Wednesday's Lotto 6/49 jackpot.

"I'm so excited, I haven't told my family yet. It will be so great to tell everyone, I plan to do it at dinner tonight when we are all together," said a smiling Yeng. "I'm very blessed to win and looking forward to sharing the news."

The retired Surrey resident, father of six and grandfather of two, purchased the winning Lotto 6/49 ticket at Lottery Ticket Centre in Central City mall in Surrey last week.

"I usually check my tickets the day following a draw," said Yeng as he received his cheque at BCLC's Vancouver office. "My daughter was with me when I checked the ticket for the first time but I didn't tell her because I was in shock. I had to drive to another store and check it again, I couldn't believe my eyes."

Yeng matched all six of his quick-pick numbers on the October 26 Lotto 6/49 draw to win the $3,829,543.30 million jackpot.

Yeng's plans for the winnings include sharing with family and investing for retirement.

This is the fourth major Lotto 6/49 jackpot to have been won in B.C. in the previous four weeks.

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Lotto 6/49 is the nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. (PST). Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation that offers socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians.

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