June 02, 2015 15:43 ET

Media Release: Courtenay's $1 Million Winner Is Talk of the Town

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 2, 2015) -

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Dale Wiedenman is Courtenay's newest millionaire after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million prize in the May 27, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

Wiedenman went to check his ticket while running errands and he initially thought he had won $1000 and was thrilled about that.

"After checking my ticket, I went over to my favourite restaurant to share the news with some friends that I had won $1000. I was missing more than a few zeros and I immediately returned to tell them I was in fact $1 Million richer," recalled Wiedenman.

Wiedenman says the next time he visited his favourite local restaurant he received cheers along with a standing ovation from patrons and staff who wanted to share in his excitement. Wiedenman notes that he is definitely the talk of the town.

"This is a very happy moment in my life. I have been happily married for 58 years and I put winning right up there with my wedding day," smiled Wiedenman.

As for how he will spend his winnings, Wiedenman is looking forward to sharing the wealth with his children and he is also planning a cruise with his wife.

The winning ticket was purchased at Thrifty Foods in Courtenay.

In the last four Lotto 6/49 draws, there have been four consecutive Guaranteed Prize winners of $1 Million from B.C. The winning tickets were sold in: Courtenay, Penticton, Burnaby, and on PlayNow.com to a player from Vancouver.

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. (PT). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.

BCLC is a provincial Crown corporation that offers socially responsible gambling entertainment.

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