Merritt couple to pick up $25.9-million cheque at BCLC HQ in Kamloops

The winning ticket in the Feb. 22 Lotto Max draw was purchased at Shah’s Courtesy Corner Store in Lower Nicola, a store that also sold an $11-million winning ticket in 2013

B.C.’s newest multi-millionaires will be in Kamloops on Wednesday morning to pick up their loot — all $25.9 million of it.

A Merritt couple had the lone winning ticket in the Feb. 22 Lotto Max draw. They matched all seven numbers — 6, 31, 33, 34, 43, 44, 46 — to win the grand prize.

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The store at which the winning ticket was purchased has become a lucky charm in recent years.

Shehbaz Bhown, owner of Shah’s Courtesy Corner Store in Lower Nicola, confirmed the winning ticket was sold at his store.

The store will receive a $2,000 prize as well, Bhown said, coming at an opportune time as the store was robbed last month.

It is not the first time the corner store has sold a winning ticket. Merritt’s Mitchell Shuter won more than $11 million in 2013 with a Lotto 6/49 ticket he purchased at Shah’s Courtesy Corner Store.


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