For Cranbrook resident Mark Laforest and his siblings, it’s going to be an extra special Christmas after he won $1 million through Lotto 6/49’s Guaranteed Prize in the November 24th draw.
B.C’s newest millionaire feels family comes first.
“I want to hand each of my siblings an envelope with a cheque for $100,000,” Laforest says. “I was just there three weeks ago – they’re going to be so shocked.”
Laforest says he heard someone in Cranbrook had won the million dollar prize while attending a Grey Cup party.
At home the next morning, he pulled up the numbers on the BCLC website and checked them multiple times to be sure.
“I called BCLC and the agent told me to download the Lotto! App,” Laforest says. “I did and scanned the tickets and thought ‘this is too perfect!’ I had to double and triple check it.”
Beyond sharing some of his newfound winnings with family, Laforest plans to do more of what he loves and check a few things off his bucket list.
“Africa – it’s a trip I’ve always dreamed about. The top priority, however, is family,” Laforest says. “This win will allow me and my family to enjoy life a little more.”
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million.
– From the BC Lottery Corporation