An uncle-nephew duo in the Lower Mainland has won a whopping $8 million playing Lotto 6/49.
Uncle and nephew John and Travis Bonner are $8,068,948.30 million richer after getting the winning numbers on the Lotto 6/49 draw on March 9, 2022. The pair from Chilliwack is now looking forward to shopping for some "sweet new rides."
While he was enjoying his morning coffee, John checked their ticket on the BCLC website and was shocked to see the winning numbers.
“I just kept seeing more and more numbers and then I saw there was a winning ticket in Chilliwack and knew it was real,” John reminisces.
“I was at work and John called me on my break… I didn’t believe it,” said Travis. “I was walking around confused all day and I knew things were going to change.”
Both John and Travis had a hard time keeping the exciting news to themselves.
“My brother called me bragging about his recent Slots win that he won at the casino and I said, ‘I can do you one better,’” said John. “He was shocked.”
“I broke down and told my mom,” Travis explained. “She was so happy!”
The uncle and nephew purchased their ticket at Unsworth Market and plan to celebrate their jackpot win over a big family BBQ.
In addition to shopping for new cars, John is interested in a new home and Travis said he is thinking about retiring early.
"It’s so exciting… new place, new vehicle and some new golf clubs,” John added.
In 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $99 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49.