Surrey’s Em Giang bought her $1M winning ticket at the Fleetwood Town Pantry at 15588 Fraser Highway. (Photo: BCLC)

Surrey woman says winning $1M lotto draw is like ‘out-of-body experience’

Em Giang bought ticket at Fleetwood Town Pantry at 15588 Fraser Highway

Surrey’s latest lottery winner thought she won $100,000.

But it turns out she missed a zero.

Em Giang bought a ticket at the Fleetwood Town Pantry at 15588 Fraser Highway and checked it from home. At first, she thought she’d won $100,000, but upon showing the ticket to her boyfriend, she realized her prize was much bigger.

“I just sat there and didn’t know what to do,” she said. “I was shaking.”

Giang, an avid gardener, still feels like she’s floating after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the Aug. 12, 2020 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“It’s very surreal,” she said. “I know that I’ve won, but with this amount it’s like an out-of-body experience.”

While Giang said her top priority is savings for her family, a new car may be in her future.

Regardless, she’s not in any rush.

“Right now my head and my body are not with me,” she said. “Once I come down and calm down, I will think about it.”

So far in 2020, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $82 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49.



beau.simpson@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter

SurreyBC

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

First big Surrey battle puts spotlight on health care

First in a series of election news features on issues important to Surrey residents, heading into the Oct. 24 provincial election

Delta declared a ‘Bee City’

Designation represents a long-term commitment to protect pollinators and their habitats

Break and enter at Surrey home leads to large drug seizure

Suspects were gone but officers find ‘large quantity of drugs and cash’ inside residence

NDP asks Elections BC to investigate alleged Liberal voter fraud in Surrey-Fleetwood

Campaign organizer MLA candidate Garry Thind allegedly solicited personal information from voters to request mail-in ballots over the internet

Orange Shirt Society launches first textbook on residential school history

Phyllis Webstad and Joan Sorley worked on the 156-page book to help educate students

Mobile hair salon rolls into Fraser Valley

Prime Real Estate Salon is a fully functioning hairdressing business located entirely within a truck

Metis pilot Teara Fraser profiled in new DC Comics graphic novel of women heroes

The Canadian pilot’s entry is titled: ‘Teara Fraser: Helping Others Soar’

Horgan vows to replace B.C.’s shared senior care rooms in 10 years

$1.4 billion construction on top of staff raises, single-site work

Burnaby RCMP search for suspects after man racially abused, has coffee thrown on him

Police treating the incident as a hate crime and assault

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Orange Shirt Day lessons of past in today’s classrooms

Phyllis Webstad, who attended St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in British Columbia, is credited for creating the movement

Most Read