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Shuswap man still deciding how to spend $1M lotto prize

Tappen resident Larry Anderson won $1 million with B.C. Lotto 6/49 ticket.
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The shock is still wearing off for a Shuswap resident who won $1 million on a Lotto 6/49 draw last month.

Larry Anderson of Tappen discovered his win while at home with his wife, according to a B.C. Lottery Corporation media release issued today, July 4.

“My wife saw something on Facebook that said there was a winner in our area,” Anderson said in the release. “I hadn’t really thought about what I would do if I won.”

He is taking some time figuring out with to do with his prize money as the shock wears off.

“I need to think about it for a while first,” he said.

His wife was the first to find out about his windfall, followed by his children.

“I called my kids who didn’t believe me at first.”

Anderson scored a guaranteed $1-million prize from the June 8 Lotto 6/49 draw with the ticket he purchased from the Blind Bay Village Grocer.

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