VANCOUVER, B.C. – Lottery players in Northern B.C. won a total of 59.6 million this year.

According to the BCLC, 9.3 million winning tickets were sold in the region, with eight of those tickets being grand prize-winning tickets valued at $500,000 or more.

The BCLC also said that 1.7 million free-play tickets were also won this year in Northern B.C.

“As 2021 wraps up, we’re celebrating all of our players and so many amazing, life-changing dreams that came true for lottery winners,” said Lynda Cavanaugh, BCLC’s Interim President and CEO.

“It’s thanks to each one of our players that BCLC generates revenue for the Province of B.C., which in turn invests it back into the communities where our players live and work. It’s a win-win-win, and today we’re celebrating the 9.3 million winning tickets sold in Northern B.C. in 2021,” Cavanaugh remarked.

The most recent winner of one of eight grand prize tickets was Dawson Creek resident Bruce Robar, who discovered he won $1 million from the October 13th Lotto 6/49 draw.

The BCLC sold more than 102 million winning tickets province-wide, including at retail locations as well as online in 2021.