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Another Richmondite wins a million dollars thanks to the lottery

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:38 PST, Mon January 3, 2022

Just in time to ring in the new year, another Richmondite became $1,000,000 richer thanks to a winning lottery ticket.

Zhi Shen bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket for the Nov. 13 draw from Price Smart Foods on Ackroyd Road. He realized he’d scored the guaranteed prize of $1,000,000 while at home.

“I got home and checked it on my Lotto! app. I thought it was impossible, so I called my son and asked him to come over and check,” said Shen.

After his son came over to celebrate, he immediately told his wife, who was in shock.

Her response? “Finally, LOL.”

Shen, who enjoys the community aspect of playing the lottery, said he always wanted to donate to charity if he won.

“If I win, it would be good, and if not, the money goes to charity. It’s a win-win.”

Shen says he will take some time to decide what to do with his prize.

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $98 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49. And 2021 was also a record-setting year for the province, with more than $891 million in total prizes paid out. 

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