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Sanjeev Aggerwal, has been selling lottery products at his family-run Kamloops business, McGoo’s Smokes N Stuff, for more than a decade.
He recently sold the winning $35-million Lotto Max ticket and had been presented with $35,000 dollars from BCLC as part of its sellers prize program.
Designed to engage retailers in the excitement of lottery winners, the program awards retailers who sell a winning ticket with a prize of over $10,000 with a percentage of the prize paid (the percentage varies depending on the prize amount).
“I found out I sold the winning lottery ticket and I had goosebumps then and now even,” Aggerwal recalled.
Aggerwal, who first started selling lottery products in 2011, said that he plans to gift some of his $35,000 prize to his family members as well as his employees, as sharing his prize with those closest to him is his top priority.
“We all won. If I win, my employees win… we are like a family,” Aggerwal exclaimed with joy.
More than 3,500 lottery retailers sell BCLC lottery products across BC, including convenience stores, grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations, pubs and shopping-mall kiosks.
Lottery retailers enter into Lottery Retailer Agreements with BCLC that set out roles, responsibilities and compensation, including the seller’s prize program.