A Burnaby woman has (almost) 11 million reasons to smile.
Trang Dang was "in shock" when she discovered through her lotto app she had won more than $10.9 million playing the Lotto 6/49 jackpot on May 28, 2022.
She says she bought the ticket from the Safeway on McBride Avenue in New Westminster, explaining she did so while waiting for a friend who was running late for a dinner meet-up.
Dang made the last-minute decision to buy a lottery ticket while she was shopping for groceries.
"I was at home when I found out I won," she explains in a news release from the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC), noting the total was exactly $10,968,527.90.
"I checked the draw results and questioned if these were the right numbers. I couldn't sleep that night!"
Dang first told her mom, who was also excited to hear of her daughter's large payday.
"She plays the lottery even more than me! It's life changing."
Dang says she plans to search for a more comfortable home and hopes to travel to Spain, France and Italy.