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‘I’m Just a Regular Guy’: Meet the BC Man Who Just Won $58 Million Playing Lotto 6/49

The winner of a massive $58 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot stepped out Friday to collect his prize, describing himself as a “regular guy” from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

Richmond resident Hao Ping Chung won the Golden Ball jackpot in the March 8 draw – the first time the prize has been awarded in British Columbia since the Golden Ball was added for Lotto 6/49 tickets in September 2022.

As he collected his oversized check at the BC Lottery Corporation’s Vancouver office, Chung said he was “a little nervous, but also excited to win.”

He told reporters he couldn’t believe his luck after discovering the money in his account on PlayNow, BCLC’s online gaming site, and asked his parents to help him verify the win .

“They asked me if it was a scam,” Chung said.

He also tried to withdraw the funds immediately to see if the money was real.

The new multimillionaire said he planned to use some of his winnings to buy a house and learn guitar, but gave few other details about his life during his BCLC appearance.

“I’m just a regular guy,” he said. “Yeah.”

His $58 million win also marks the largest prize ever awarded from a ticket purchased on PlayNow, according to lottery officials.

The odds of winning the main Lotto 6/49 jackpot – which requires matching all six numbers drawn without using the bonus number – are about one in 14 million, according to the BCLC.

The chances of winning a prize in the Ballon d’Or draw depend on the number of tickets sold.

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