British Columbia Man Receives Best Birthday Present Ever with $1M 6/49 Win

Publish: 06.06.2017

Can you imagine waking up on your birthday wondering if any of your friends will actually realise that it is your special day only to find out that you have won a life-changing $1 million lottery prize.

We don’t know if David McLeod’s friends called to congratulate on his birthday, but we are fairly confident that they will come calling now as they can ready his name and see his face in media outlets across Canada.

Happy Birthday

It must have been the happiest birthday of them all for the British Columbia man who decided to buy the $1 million winning ticket on 17 May, which happens to be his birthday.

The Kelowna man could not believe his luck when he first realised he scooped the 6/49 lotto prize and revealed he had to text his wife a picture of the validation slip in order to confirm what he was seeing was real.

The reality of mind-blowing win is only just beginning to sink in with David, who could not have hopes for a better present.

McLeod plans to pay off his mortgage with part of money, whereas a lump of the prize will be used to help his kids with their university expenses. Finally, he planned to donate some of the money to the Rotary.

About BCLC & Lotto 6/49

British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is a Canadian crown corporation providing government-approved lottery games in the province for the last 32 years. BCLC was originally an umbrella for the Western Canada Lottery Foundation.

The company is renowned for its Responsible Gambling programs which are aimed towards raising the awareness of this growing issue.

Lottery 6/49 is a BCLC’s highly-popular lotto game. Each Lotto 6/49 costs $3 and includes one set of numbers from 1 to 49 for the Main Jackpot Draw and a second, 10-digit set of number for the £1 million guaranteed prize draw which David McLeod landed on his birthday.