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Posted: January 5, 2023

Kootenays lottery players won big in 2022

More than $802 million in total lottery prizes was paid out, including $24.4 million to players who purchased winning tickets in the Kootenay region, in 2022.

BC Lottery Commission (BCLC) sold more than 100-million winning tickets to players at retail locations and online on — the province’s only legal gambling website.

“As we welcome the new year, we’re excited to look back at 2022 and celebrate our players and the dreams that became realities for our lottery winners,” said Pat Davis, BCLC President and CEO.

“BCLC is proud to generate revenue for the Province of B.C., which supports things we all rely on, like healthcare, education and community programs. We’re generating win-wins for the greater good, and today we’re celebrating the 4.1 million winning tickets sold in the Kootenays in 2022.”

Kootenay region lottery highlights:

  • $24.4 million in total prizes paid to players;
  • 4.1 million winning tickets sold;
  • One grand prize-winning ticket sold, valued at $500,000 or more.

In 2021/22, BCLC delivered $1.3 billion in net income to the Province of B.C., which distributed it in many ways to benefit British Columbians.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money.

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