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Richmond resident ‘extra’ excited about family trip to Disneyland

11/08/2015

Norman Kondo is $500,000 richer after matching 4/4 numbers for the Extra on the August 5, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

However, Kondo can’t take the credit for saying ‘yes’ to the Extra because it was his mother who purchased the ticket for him as a gift.

“My mother and I regularly buy each other tickets,” explained Kondo. “Sometimes I pick my own numbers but my mom will often get quick picks and thankfully she always says ‘yes’ to the Extra.”

The Richmond resident was at home when he checked the winning numbers online – that’s when everything changed!

“I saw there was an Extra winner in Richmond and the numbers matched mine. Immediately I started yelling for my mom and I think I almost gave her a heart attack,” recalled Kondo.

In addition to paying off his mortgage, Kondo says he is already planning a special trip to Disneyland for his entire family.

“This win is such a gift and I can’t even put into words how great this feels,” said Kondo.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Richmond Centre.

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 PlayNow.com.

BCLC contributed $1.25 billion in net revenue to the government of B.C. in 2014/15. See how the City of Richmond has benefitted from provincial gaming in the below video.

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