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Another big lottery win in the Okanagan: $5M ticket sold in Vernon

The biggest lottery jackpot in Canadian history is up for grabs Saturday night, Oct. 17, 2015. The grand prize in the Lotto 6-49 draw will be an estimated $64-million, and Canadians across the country have been lining up for their tickets.
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April 10, 2016 - 8:45 AM

VERNON – Two winning lottery tickets sold in the Okanagan have claimed millions of dollars in lottery jackpot winnings this weekend.

There is one winning ticket for the $5 million jackpot in last night’s, April 9, Lotto 649 draw, and it was sold in Vernon.

On Friday night, a Lotto Max ticket sold in Kelowna was the winner of the $50 million jackpot.

The winners have 52 weeks from the draw date to come forward and claim their prizes, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation.

The names of the winners and exactly where they bought the tickets won’t be released until they come forward to claim their prizes.

The Okanagan is a lucky place to by lottery tickets this year. Robert Goertzen of Kelowna won about $22 million in a Lotto 649 draw in February.

The grand prize for the next 649 draw on April 13 will again be approximately $5 million.

To check the winning numbers go to the B.C. Lottery Corporation website.

Find past stories about lottery winners here.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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