‘It’s a dream come true,’ said Nang (Paul) Trinh. ‘I always thought about it, but never thought I would win’
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A Surrey bus driver will be riding into retirement early after scoring an $18.7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
Nang (Paul) Trinh matched all six numbers in the April 6 draw for the big prize.
“It’s a dream come true,” he said. “I always thought about it, but never thought I would win.”
Trinh said he was having dinner with his parents and siblings when he checked his ticket on the BC Lottery app when he heard the winner’s music.
“I noticed there were a lot of zeros, so I asked my dad how much the jackpot was,” Trinh said while accepting his prize at the BCLC headquarters. “He said it was $18.7 million. I checked it a bunch of times and then I realized I won.”
There was “a lot of jumping up-and-down,” Trinh said.
He plans to retire early and go to Japan and China on vacation. He’ll also have more time with his kids and will play more tennis.
Some of the money will be gifted to family and he plans another big dinner in celebration.
Lotto 6/49 has draws every Wednesday and Saturday, with a jackpot that grows until it’s won, plus a guaranteed $1 million prize for each draw. Tickets are available at lotto retailers and at playnow.com.