May 28, 2013 19:14 ET

One Winner, Two Winning Tickets on Record-Breaking Lotto 6/49 Jackpot

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - About a month after he won the "big one," reality is finally sinking in for Harry Black after collecting his two Lotto 6/49 cheques, each for $15.8 million in jackpot winnings.

The 66-year-old Surrey resident has a unique habit of purchasing not one, but two tickets with the exact same numbers. For the April 13 Lotto 6/49 draw, this habit really paid off as Black twice matched all six numbers to win half of the record-breaking $63 million jackpot.

In total there were four jackpot-winning tickets, each worth $15,853,471.30, for the April 13 draw. Black is the final ticket holder to come forward to collect his share of the jackpot; the other winners were in Vancouver and Calgary, Alberta.

"This is a wonderful surprise to all of us," said Kevin Gass, Vice President of Lottery Gaming at BCLC. "While it's not known how many people buy identical tickets for a draw, it is the first time in the company's recollection that we've had this unique sort of win."

The winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was purchased April 12 at the Chevron gas station on Scott Road and 104 Ave. in Surrey. Black, who also enjoys playing Lotto Max and BC/49, says before today's big news he'd never won more than $10 at a time. Well, not anymore!

The part-time film industry worker says he won't quit his job, but he does plan to do a bit of traveling, including a visit to Scotland, then plans to buy some land and build his dream house. Black says he'll also invest his winnings and share a significant portion with his friends and family members.

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

To see a picture of Harry Black collecting his cheques, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/bclc528i.jpg.

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