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Richmond lotto winner's daughter thought someone had died

James Gordon-Carmichael won more than $200,000 on the Lotto 6/49
James Gordon-Carmichael won more than $200,000 on the Lotto 6/49.

A Richmond resident was so emotional about sharing the news of his lotto win that his daughter thought someone had passed away.

“I was crying and laughing all at once. She thought someone passed away – it was a crazy conversation,” said James Gordon-Carmichael, who won $202,038.20 thanks to an impulsive purchase of a Lotto 6/49 ticket last month.

Gordon-Carmichael was driving down Vancouver’s Thurlow Street when he spotted a Martway corner store to his left and decided to stop and buy a ticket.

It ended up matching five of the six numbers, plus the bonus number, in the Nov. 10, 2021 draw.

“I was at my house and I scanned it with my phone,” said Gordon-Carmichael, who immediately called one of his daughters after realizing his big win.