A Richmond man is crediting his dog as his “good-luck charm” after winning a cool amount of prize money from a recent Lotto 6/49 draw.
Marlon Coronado will be taking home $1 million after matching all 10 numbers of the November 20, 2019, Lotto 6/49 draw. Not to mention, the win comes one day after his 36th birthday.
According to the BCLC, Coronado works in the hospitality industry and is a frequent player, although he typically buys Lotto Max tickets.
He purchased this winning ticket at the Richmond Centre Lottery Ticket Centre just days before Wednesday’s draw.
And the first thing Coronado did when he found out he won? He told his lucky charm, Martial, a one-year-old Bichon Frise.
“When I bought the ticket my wife and I decided that, if we won, we would buy a house with a garden for Martial,” he says. “He’s our good-luck charm.”
When he told his wife shortly after, she thought that he had won a much smaller amount.
“I thought it was only $1,000,” says Ronalyn Coronado, Marlon’s wife. “Then I counted the zeros. After that, I asked my boss if I could take the rest of the day off.”
BCLC says that so far in 2019, BC lottery players have redeemed more than $79 million in prize-winning tickets.
The Lotto 6/49 is a Canada-wide lottery game that draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays shortly after 7:30 pm PST.
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