British Columbia Lottery Corporation

British Columbia Lottery Corporation

September 16, 2008 17:30 ET

British Columbia Lottery Corporation: Bus Driver on Roller Coaster Ride After Winning Lotto 6/49 Jackpot

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - A bus driver from Sechelt has been on an emotional roller coaster ride since learning he won Saturday's Lotto 6/49 jackpot.

Glen Bell, 52, matched six out of six numbers to win more than $4.3 million on the September 13, 2008 draw.

Today, as Bell travelled with his family to BCLC's office in Richmond to collect his prize, he learned that his father-in-law had passed away.

"It's been a very emotional day so far, especially for my wife Treva," said the father of three and grandfather of three. "One minute we are all jumping up and down with excitement, and the next minute we're all in tears. We believe everything happens for a reason, though, and take some solace in the fact this money will change a lot of lives for the better."

The winning ticket was purchased at the Trail Bay Lotto Centre in Sechelt.

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 on bclc.com.

BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation reporting to the Minister of Housing and Social Development through a Board of Directors. Its mission is to offer socially responsible gaming entertainment, generating income for government programs, including health care, education, amateur sports and community and charitable programs, throughout British Columbia. In fiscal 2007/08 more than 6,850 community and charitable organizations received community gaming grants as a result of BCLC net income. BCLC is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Lottery Corporation
    Trevor Miller
    Communications Officer, Lottery/Corporate Affairs
    (604) 247-3013
    Email: tmiller@bclc.com
    Website: www.bclc.com