skip to page content

How Gambling Works


Skill & Knowledge

Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

Learn more »

Finding Help


Finding Help | GameSense

If you find yourself gambling too much, or if it no longer feels like a game, there’s help if you need it.

Learn more »

For more information, please contact:

BCLC Media Relations



$500,000 Lotto 6/49 win feels ‘Extra’ great for New Westminster woman


Judith McMillan says it was a huge surprise when she discovered she won $500,000 playing the Extra in the August 17, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“It was almost unbelievable,” exclaimed McMillan. “It feels so great to be a lottery winner!”

McMillan has told her daughter and a couple of close friends about the win and she plans on throwing a party to mark the big occasion.

After the celebration, McMillan wants to cross off a few things on her shopping list.

“I already bought myself a computer and I’m buying a car next,” smiled McMillan. “And I’m also thinking about buying myself a new place.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Fairmont News Stand in Vancouver.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit

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

Posted in: winners, media release, information bulletin, news article