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Victoria resident to travel the globe after $500,000 Extra win


Victoria resident Darlene Bogdan is in the holiday spirit after discovering she won $500,000 for the Extra on the November 28, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

Bogdan decided to check her ticket after hearing on a local radio station that a winning $500,000 ticket was purchased in Victoria. Despite the buzz in the community, Bogdan remained skeptical that she was holding a winning ticket.

“I checked my ticked and was instantly in shock. I looked around for someone to confirm what I was seeing,” exclaimed Bogdan. “I was in shock, I’m still in shock, and my brain is going around in circles. It’s unbelievable!”

Bogdan says this win will grant her peace of mind and she will no longer need to live paycheck to paycheck. Beyond banking the money, Bogdan wants to travel with a portion of her winnings.

“I’d love to travel to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland and Hawaii,” said Bogdan. Now, thanks to winning on the Extra, she will have the opportunity to make her dreams of travelling the globe, a reality.

The winning ticket was purchased at Quality Foods in Victoria. Did you know that gaming revenue helps fund library services? The Town of View Royal spends a portion of its share of provincial gaming revenue generated at View Royal Casino to fund library operations at the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL), helping provide top notch library services for the regions residents. 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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