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Nanaimo lottery winner looking forward to ‘Extra’ freedom


Garry Moore couldn’t believe his eyes when the lottery screen flashed $500,000 after he checked his ticket for the February 24, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw. Moore matched 4/4 numbers to win the Extra and the first thing he did was rush home to share the good news with his wife.

“I ran into the house and threw my groceries on the table because I was so excited to share the news,” said Moore. “My wife started screaming after we double checked the numbers on the computer.”

Moore can’t find the words to describe what it’s like to be a lottery winner, but he already knows what he wants to do with his winnings.

“We want to buy a house, a truck for me and a car for my wife,” exclaimed Moore.

Moore also looks forward to being able to pay off bills.

“To be debt free at the age of 44 will be unreal! We will look forward to the future and the ability to do the things we couldn’t do before,” smiled Moore.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart in Nanaimo.

Did you know that gaming revenue is used to enhance local hiking trails? The City of Kamloops uses a portion of its share of provincial gaming revenue generated at Cascades Casino Kamloops and Chances Kamloops to maintain and improve the popular Kamloops River Trail. When you play with BCLC you Play it Forward.

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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