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NANAIMO MAN SETS NEW CANADIAN ONLINE LOTTERY RECORD AFTER WINNING $21 MILLION LOTTO 6/49 JACKPOT
August 20, 2016

Bill Laharty of Nanaimo, B.C., is $21 million richer after winning the jackpot in the August 13, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw. Laharty purchased his ticket on PlayNow.com, setting a new lottery record for the largest-ever online lottery prize won in Canada.

Laharty is already living life in style as a new multi-millionaire and has been enjoying the fruits of his win. Not only did he treat himself to a new luxury car, he also bought one for his best friend of 25 years.

Describing the win as awesome, Laharty said, “Ever since I discovered I won, it’s like I’ve been in a dream. I saw this big number and had to count all the zeros. I couldn’t believe it and no one else does either!”

In addition to helping out his family and friends, Laharty plans to buy himself a new condo, a bigger boat and travel to exotic places like Bora Bora.

Coincidentally, Nanaimo is home to the two largest online lottery winners in Canada – previously, the largest online lottery win in Canada was a $7.6 million Lotto 6/49 prize in 2010 also won by a Nanaimo resident.  

Launched in 2004, PlayNow.com is the only legal online gaming website in B.C. offering a full suite of sports betting, lottery and casino games. In fiscal 2015/16, $46.3 million was awarded to PlayNow.com winners in B.C.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit GameSense.ca.

Lotto 6/49 can be played at all Lotto retailers or online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 7:30pm (PT) on draw days.

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