April 14, 2013 11:25 ET

Three Winning Tickets for Lotto 6/49 Record-breaking Jackpot Sold in B.C.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 14, 2013) - Three of four winning lottery tickets sold in Canada for the record-breaking Lotto 6/49 jackpot were in B.C. Two winning tickets were sold in Surrey, one in Vancouver and the fourth in Alberta.

Each winning ticket holder will receive $15,853,471.30. The record-breaking jackpot was the largest in Canadian history as sales grew the final jackpot to $63,413,885.20.

The previous record had been a $54.3 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by a group of oil workers in Alberta in 2005.

Lotto 6/49 players who purchased tickets in Surrey or Vancouver are encouraged to check their numbers. If you've won a prize, lottery winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on the ticket to come forward to claim their prize. The exact retail location where the winning lottery ticket was purchased will be announced after the winner has come forward to claim their prize.

This Lotto 6/49 jackpot had been building since Wednesday, March 13 and had not been won for nine consecutive draws.

About Lotto 6/49:

  • 64 per cent of Lotto 6/49 tickets are sold via Quick Pick.
  • Odds of winning a Lotto 6/49 jackpot are 1:13,983,816.
  • Prior to this win, the largest single prize ever won in Canada was a $54.3 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot in Alberta in 2005.
  • Largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot claimed in B.C: a group of six from Surrey shared a $22 million Lotto 6/49 win in 2005.
  • The most remote B.C. community in the province with a major Lotto 6/49 jackpot win is Smithers, B.C. In 1993, a group of six people won a $15 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
  • A Nanaimo resident won Canada's largest-ever online lottery prize in 2010 with a $7.6 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
  • Largest group to claim a Lotto 6/49 jackpot in B.C.: a group of 22 from North Vancouver shared a $4.5 million Lotto 6/49 win in 2006.

Lotto 6/49 can be played at all Lotto retailers and Lotto Express locations or online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6 p.m. (PT) on draw days. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com.

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