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Long-time 6/49 buyers strike gold
Virginia and Don Johnson hit it big last week. Plan boat cruises.
“The first person I told was my husband,” said Virginia. “I noticed the guarantee winner, so I checked it. Don was downstairs, and I think he asked if I was telling the truth and if I was going to check on it right away.”
The former Winnipeg residents moved to Victoria for retirement 30 years ago, and are excited about the new opportunities that await.
“We have been buying [tickets] since 6/49 started, I never dreamed we would win one of the big ones,” Virginia said with a laugh. “I don’t think this changes my life, it gives me freedom – we have more freedom in our choices.”
The pair enjoy travelling and going on cruises and plan to use its winnings to continue to see the world. “We want to go on these river cruises that travel through different countries,” says Donald. “To me it’s amazing. I think it will really set in when I get that cheque.”
Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.