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Winning Lotto 6-49 ticket worth $18.7M sold in B.C.

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For the third time in five weeks, a winning lottery ticket worth millions was purchased in British Columbia.

On Thursday, the B.C. Lottery Corporation announced that someone in Surrey had won $18.7 million after buying the only ticket in Canada that matched Wednesday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw.

The winning six numbers were 2, 8, 9, 16, 39 and 49. The odds of matching all six numbers are one in 13,983,816.

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On March 9, John and Travis Bonner, an uncle and nephew from Chilliwack, won $8 million.

A week later, on March 16, Chau Ming Leung and husband You Fai Leung won $6 million.

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In addition to the latest winning Surrey ticket, BCLC announced that a ticket purchased in the Penticton region won the guaranteed $1-million prize draw, while a ticket in Langley matched five of six numbers plus the bonus to win $58,000.

The odds of match five of six numbers plus the bonus are 1 in 2,330,636.

BCLC says all lottery winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their lottery ticket to claim their prize.

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