Kelowna man claims $21.9-million dollar Lotto 6/49 jackpot

By James Peters
February 22, 2016 - 11:51am Updated: February 22, 2016 - 5:32pm

KAMLOOPS — A 44-year-old heavy equipment instructor from Kelowna says 21 is his new lucky number after winning 21.9-million dollars in the weekend Lotto 6-49 draw.

Robert Goertzen collected his winnings at BC Lotto headquarters in Kamloops this afternoon.

Goertzen says not only was the prize 21.9-million, his lottery ticket package cost 21-dollars and he discovered he was the winner of February 21st.

He already has some designs on what he will do with his newfound fortune.

Goertzen says he will buy a truck and fifth wheel trailer, a Jeep for his girlfriend, and pay off his debt.

He also says he will use the money to fund tuition for his daughter.

The lottery's grand prize was last won Jan. 30, when a ticket worth $18.3-million was held by someone in Ontario.

The jackpot for the next Lotto 6-49 draw on Wednesday night will be $5-million.

There was no winning ticket for a $40-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.

The jackpot for next Friday's draw on Feb. 26 will be $50-million.

Remember that you can always check lottery numbers on our website under the "Community" tab. 

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