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Courtenay resident wins $2 million in BC lottery

COURTENAY, B.C. – A Comox Valley man is a whole lot richer.

Courtenay’s Geoffrey Bennett won $2 million in the BC/49 jackpot on March 17, 2018.

According to a release from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Bennett matched all six numbers and will purchase a new boat and fishing gear to celebrate his win.

“I have been playing the lottery for many years and have always imagined myself winning,” Bennett said, in the release.

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“I never thought it would be a reality. Now that I have won, it feels great because I can do whatever I want!”

Bennett purchased the winning ticket at the Cumberland Mini Mart.

BC/49 is a B.C.-only lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It gives players a chance to win up to $2 million.

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