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Winner of largest Lotto jackpot in B.C. history to remain anonymous

Usually, one of the conditions of claiming a prize is that the winner must consent to BCLC publishing their name and photo.
Usually, one of the conditions of claiming a prize is that the winner must consent to BCLC publishing their name and photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE/Richard Plume

The winner of the largest Lotto jackpot ever won in B.C.’s history is going to remain anonymous.

In a rare decision by the lottery administrator, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has granted anonymity due to what they say are extraordinary circumstances and substantiated with evidence.

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Usually, one of the conditions of claiming a prize is that the winner must consent to BCLC publishing their name, photo, place of residence and prize.

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It is unknown why this person met those “extraordinary circumstances.”

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This person won $30 million after purchasing a 6/49 ticket at the IGA on Parkway Boulevard in Coquitlam for the April 25 draw.

Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 Jackpot is an estimated $5 million.

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