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For the third time this year a lottery player from the Southern Interior of British Columbia in Canada has won big on a major game, this time the Lotto 649.

The lucky winner from the West Coast is Robert Jaeger, a resident of the town of Vernon, and since he won $5 million last week he has become pretty well known locally. As he claimed his Lotto 649 prize from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation on behalf of Lotto 649, Mr Jaeger in fact donned a crown and sceptre to greet his adoring fans, not long after the area also made two other people rich, showing up cities like Romford in Essex which tried to claim the title of Britain’s luckiest lottery town.

“Everyone has been so happy and excited for me,” the Lotto 649 winner from BC lottery officials. “I have really felt like the talk of the town.” The winner, who purchased his ticket for the Lotto 649 draw on April 9th, earlier this month, said that when he realised that he had won big he was only able to get a couple of hours sleep. The very next day he claimed his prize at lottery headquarters, which presumably have been as busy as New Zealand’s Luckiest lottery retailer recently.

Mr Jaeger purchased his Lotto 649 ticket from a BC Lotto Corporation kiosk on Highway 6 in his home town of Vernon, and he says that he plans to use his winnings to save for the future, and share with some of his family and closest friends. “I’m planning on treating 20 of my closest friends to dinner – of course it’s on me,” he said.

As mentioned above, this latest BC winner is the third from the Southern Interior of the Canadian province this year, after Robert Goertzen from Kelowna won $21 million on the Lotto Max in February, while June Bergh was revealed just last week as the latest winner of a $50 million Lotto Max jackpot, and she also hails from the city of Kelowna.

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