From bus driver to millionaire: Canadian wins lottery jackpot

The road to retirement is much shorter for a Surrey, BC bus driver after matching all six numbers in a recent Lotto 6/49 draw.

Nang (Paul) Trinh walks away with an incredible prize of $18.7 million after finding all six numbers in the April 6, 2022 Loto 6/49 draw.

Nang (Paul) Trinh/BCLC

“It’s a dream come true,” he said. “I always thought about it, but I never thought I would win.”

Trinh was hosting a family dinner when he decided to check his ticket on the BCLC Lotto! application and when he scanned it, he heard the “you’re a winner” music.

“I noticed there were a lot of zeros, so I asked my dad how much the jackpot was,” Trinh told BCLC.

“He said it was $18.7 million. I checked several times and then I realized that I had won.

Trinh now plans to retire early and book holidays to China and Japan – and will also spend more time with her children and play more tennis.

He also plans to donate part of his prize money to his family and treat everyone to a celebratory dinner.

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Last year in British Columbia, lottery players redeemed over $99 million in Lotto 6/49 winnings.

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