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3 winning lottery tickets purchased in Metro Vancouver

04/14/2013 06:45 EDT | Updated 06/14/2013 05:12 EDT
Six numbers will be changing the lives of three ticket holders in Metro Vancouver.

On Saturday night, the numbers were drawn from a record-breaking $63.4-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.

Out of the four winning tickets, two were purchased in Surrey and one in Vancouver. The fourth was purchased in Alberta.

Chris Fairclough, spokesman for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, said the winners have yet to come forward.

"Each winner is going to receive $15.8 million," he said.

"It's extremely rare to see four winning tickets for one jackpot... so this is signifiant and then to have 3 of the 4 winning tickets in B.C. is something I've seen at my time in BCLC."

The winning numbers are: 02, 10, 17, 19, 44, 47. The bonus number is 40.

Winners have 52 weeks from the draw date to collect their prize.

The previous record 6/49 jackpot of $54.3 million, was won in an October 2005 draw by a group of 17 oil and gas workers in Camrose, Alta.

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