Revelstoke man wins Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Revelstoke man winner of $20 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, says a BC Lottery Corporation employee who checked the man's ticket.

The winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was bought in Revelstoke.

The winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was bought in Revelstoke.

A Revelstoke man is the winner of Wednesday’s $20 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, says a BC Lottery Corporation employee who checked the man’s ticket.

The man checked his ticket at the BC Lottery Centre in the Village Green Mall in Vernon at around 11:40 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to Alex Labreque, who was behind the winner in line.

“He was shaking,” Labreque told the Times Review. “He was beside himself excited.”

The Times Review contacted the BC Lottery Centre at the Village Green Mall and the woman who answered confirmed what Labreque said.

On Wednesday night, BCLC posted the winning numbers, indicating the winning ticket was purchased in Revelstoke. The news created a buzz around town, with the hope the winner was a local and not just someone passing through.

Labreque posted about his encounter to Twitter. The Times Review got in touch with him, and then spoke to the BC Lottery Centre.

We are now trying to find out who the lucky winner of the $20,223,182.30 jackpot is.