Bella Coola's Larry Moody purchased his winning ticket at Thunderbird Groceries in Bella Coola

Bella Coola’s Larry Moody wins $1 million in 6/49

A $1 million dollar lottery winner from Bella Coola plans to open a tire shop with his winnings, he said.

  • Nov. 5, 2015 8:00 p.m.

A $1 million dollar lottery winner from Bella Coola plans to open a tire shop with his winnings, he said.

“I have always wanted to open up a tire shop in Bella Coola and employ my two sons. Right now people need to drive to Williams Lake for tires,” said Larry Moody. “Now I can make this happen.”

It was Halloween when Moody found out he won the Guaranteed $1 Million prize in the Oct. 28, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

Moody says discovering the win on Halloween was the best treat ever.

“I was at the convenience store when I decided to self-check my ticket. Initially, I thought I won $1000 so I asked the clerk if I could claim my prize,” recalled Moody. “She said that would be impossible because I won $1 Million. I couldn’t believe it!”

Moody has big plans for his winnings but he will start with making lifelong dream of the tire shop a reality.

As for the very first purchase, Moody says he will buy all new furniture for his home. After that, he wants to make travel plans.

The winning ticket was purchased at Thunderbird Grocery in Bella Coola. Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province.

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