Whoever said persistence doesn’t pay off never met Harry Black. The British Columbia resident has been holding on to not one but two winning tickets in one of Canada’s biggest lottery jackpots.
For over a decade, the Surrey, B.C. resident has played the same set of numbers, 02, 10, 17, 19, 44, 47 and has finally cashed in on a $31million double down habit. Winning nearly half of the $63-million Lotto 6/49 draw, BCLC stated each ticket prize was worth $15.8 million and Harry won twice!
“This is a wonderful surprise to all of us,” BCLC Vice President of Lottery Gaming Kevin Gass said, according to a press release. “While it’s not known how many people buy identical tickets for a draw, it is the first time in the company’s recollection that we’ve had this unique sort of win.”
Harry says he won’t quit his job, but he does plan to on traveling, including a visit to Scotland, then there will be plans on building his dream home. Black says he’ll also invest his winnings and share a significant portion with his friends and family members.
The winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was purchased April 12 at the Chevron gas station on Scott Road and 104 Ave. in Surrey.