Local couple wins $1 million

Have you ever asked yourself what you would do with $1 million?

  • Aug. 11, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Have you ever asked yourself what you would do with $1 million?

Roberta and Sidney Roemer of Ladysmith aren’t just asking anymore. A guaranteed $1 million win from the July 16 Lotto 6/49 Draw means they’re actually planning what to do with that much money.

The Roemers have a specific system for playing Lotto 6/49 and their other favourite lottery games, according to a press release from the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC). They compile all their tickets purchased throughout the week and check them all at once at the end of the week.

The Roemers didn’t even realize that they had won the guaranteed $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize until almost a week after the draw, according to the BCLC.

The winning ticket was purchased at the 49th Parallel Grocery store in Ladysmith.

“As luck would have it, the same clerk that sold the Roemers the winning ticket was also working when Roberta went in to check their week’s worth of tickets,” states the BCLC. “The retailer just finished saying that there are never any lottery winners in Ladysmith when $1,000,000 popped up on the screen. Upon seeing all the zeros, Roberta yelled, which got everyone’s attention to join her in the celebration.”

“Roberta rushed home and said we had to go to Vancouver tomorrow and showed me the validation slip. I was stunned,” recalled Sidney.

According to BCLC, Roberta will be quitting her job, and the couple plans on finishing home renovations, purchasing a new truck and taking a tropical vacation in the near future.

 

Just Posted

Lefebure rebuilds his previous life in construction

Former North Cowichan Mayor enjoys the transition back to physical outdoor work

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Liberal candidate Michelle Corfield speaks on Indigenous issues

Corfield pledges to be a receptive partner in parliament for local First Nations

Lumberjacks in Love on the cutting edge of woodsman theatrics

Navigate your way through the wilderness with some wild antics and well-crafted tunes

Ladysmith doctor rushed to help Hurricane Dorian victims days after his retirement

Potts was asked by Samaritan’s Purse to help at a field hospital in Freeport

VIDEO: Trudeau plays defence in Maritimes today while Scheer fights for seats in Quebec

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, whose party has been on the rise in recent polls, is campaigning in Toronto

Court action in Trail acid spills may take years

B.C. court case involves a number of defendants and a number of plaintiffs

In the news: Sprinting to the election finish line and anger amid Manitoba storms

First Nations residents forced to evacuate their Manitoba homes after a recent snowstorm

Map on Elections Canada site sends voters to Cedar landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

Most Read