Vancouver, B.C., October 27, 2021 — Gary Muchula’s dream of attending a Super Bowl may soon become a reality after he scored the touchdown of a lifetime and won the $10.2-million jackpot in the October 20, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw.

The football lover, who purchased his ticket from London Drugs at Park Royal, was out picking up a newspaper when he decided to check his ticket at a gas station.

“I didn’t have my glasses and I thought, ‘that can’t be right,’” Muchula recalled. “I checked it three or four times and went up to the girl at the counter and said ‘I’m not sure, but I think I won the lottery!’”

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Gary Muchula

The first person to find out about Muchula’s life-changing win was his partner.

“She was walking the dog and I asked her to sit down. I told her, ‘I just won the lottery!’”

His partner couldn’t believe it and responded with “Really? You’re not kidding?!”

Aside from attending the biggest football game of the year in February, Muchula looks forward to putting some of his prize towards a Christmas vacation in Barbados.

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $76 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49.

Muchula is the second British Columbian player to win a Lotto 6/49 jackpot in October. On October 6, 2021, Juanita Parnell of Prince Rupert won $5.8 million. Also this month, Christine Lauzon of Burnaby collected her $70 million cheque after winning the Lotto Max jackpot from the September 28, 2021 draw.

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). Anyone can win, and #YouCouldBeNext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online. Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices.

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