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The B.C. Lottery Corp. announced the province’s most recent multimillionaire on Thursday morning at the first celebration of the virtual winner.
Tibor Tusnady, 63-year-old pharmacist who bought his ticket to Surrey, tied the six numbers to win the $ 16.4 million jackpot from the April 15 Lotto 6/49 draw.
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Presentation was delayed due to physical distancing measures from COVID-19, but took place on Thursday at a discreet Facebook Live event withGreg Moore, Acting President of the BCLC.Bothdemonstrated appropriate social distance during the livestream by staying six feet apart – roughly the width of a giant novelty control.
Tusnady said he was amazed to learn that he had won the jackpot, a moment that happened while he was “in the smallest room in the house”.
“I was so shocked, I went back and finished watching TV with my partner, and I still haven’t said anything,” he said. “I don’t know what we were watching.