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Vancouver man wins $2 million BC49 Lotto prize on his birthday as he retires
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A man from Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada has won a huge $2 million BC49 Lotto prize on the day that he retired, which also happened to be his birthday.Ping Kuen Shum experienced what could be construed as the best day ever on April 28th as he retired after a long working life, celebrated his birthday, and then found out that he’d won the lottery. Last year we told you about a man from Vancouver Island who won $1 million on the Canadian Lotto 649 and planned to buy a sports car.The birthday winner told British Columbia Lottery officials that he was already in high spirits from finishing his working life and celebrating his birthday when he decided to buy a lottery ticket for the drawing later that night. A Californian lottery scratch card winner decided to retire after his $10 million win, unlike Mr Ping who was already on his way.Then within a few hours, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation confirmed that Mr Ping’s ticket had won the BC49 Lotto prize, making his birthday even more special than it already was.He celebrated with a dim sum meal with family and friends, and now he’s planning to travel to China to kick off his retirement. A couple from the Sunshine Coast in Australia were able to upgrade their retirement after winning $1 million on the Gold Lotto, while a lottery winner from England went on a year long round the world tour thanks to his £1 million EuroMillions win.“It’s unbelievable that all three events happened on the same day,” Mr Ping said of his timely BC49 Lotto win. “I have worked hard for so many years and I’m looking forward to sharing this fortune with my family.” A couple from Auckland in New Zealand also went through a lot when they won their NZ Lotto prize after getting engaged, a birthday, and a house fire!The BC49 Lotto winner matched all six numbers 9, 12, 13, 18, 21 and 29 to win the jackpot on April 28th, and he was the only winner meaning he didn’t have to share the $2 million prize pool. The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Parker Place Convenience Centre in Richmond, Vancouver, and BC Lottery officials said that the winner beat odds of one in 13,983,816 as he matched all six numbers.Trust your luck and play your favourite lottery online at