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‘Extra’ money in the bank for Richmond resident


Hai Lin says life will be business as usual, but he is “very excited” after winning $500,000 on his Lotto 6/49 lottery ticket.

“I’m going to continue on working and hoping that I win the big jackpot next time” said Lin.

The Richmond resident bought the ticket at the Pioneer Bookstore on Keefer Street in Vancouver Chinatown, and returned there to check his ticket. When the machine indicated that he had won big, Lin immediately called BCLC to confirm the win.

“I have been working so much I haven’t had a chance to think about what I’ll do with the money,” said Lin. “Chinese New Year is coming up so I’ll probably celebrate in style.”

Lin will also spend some of the money on his son before taking a vacation.

Lin said “Yes” to the Extra and matched all four numbers on the January 31st draw to win the top prize.

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at

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