Virginia and Donald Johnson won $1 million from a 6/49 ticket. (File contributed/ BCLC)

Virginia and Donald Johnson won $1 million from a 6/49 ticket. (File contributed/ BCLC)

Victoria couple wins $1 million in lottery

Virginia and Donald Johnson matched all 10 numbers in a recent Lotto 6/49 draw

A Victoria couple can further enjoy their retirement thanks to a healthy boost from a Lotto 6/49 draw.

Virginia and Donald Johnson found out that they’d won $1 million after they matched all ten numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw on May 29.

“The first person I told was my husband,” said Virginia. “I noticed the guarantee winner, so I checked it. Don was downstairs, and I think he asked if I was telling the truth and if I was going to check on it right away.”

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The former Winnipeg couple moved to Victoria 30 years ago for retirement. Now, the new funds open up the opportunities the couple can take.

“We have been buying [tickets] since 6/49 started, I never dreamed we would win one of the big ones,” Virginia said. “I don’t think this changes my life, it gives me freedom – we have more freedom in our choices.”

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The pair plans to use the funds to continue travelling, and go on a few cruises.

“We want to go on these river cruises that travel through different countries,” says Donald. “To me it’s amazing. I think it will really set in when I get that cheque.”

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