A Maple Ridge couple expecting their sixth child have won $6.5 million in Lotto 6/49.
Chris and Christina Schultz-Lorentzen matched all six numbers on the Oct. 15 Lotto 6/49 draw to win the jackpot.
“I originally bought the 6/49 ticket hoping to win the $100,000 per year for life,” said Christina, 33.
“It ended up being so much better than that.”
Chris, 42, said the couple spent a few days trying to figure out what to do.
“We shared the news with the kids, but they don’t really understand.”
The two lucky winners say they haven’t decided on any long-term plans for the money, but will invest in the family in the short-term.
“We need to let it sink in first,” said Christina. “I’m looking forward to relaxing with the family on vacation once our newest addition is born.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Esso Gas Station on East Hastings and Skeena streets in Vancouver.
• Lotto 6/49 is the nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m.