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$500,000 Surrey winner plans to go the ‘Extra’ mile with new ride


Leo Lehtonen of Surrey thought his eyes were playing tricks on him when he discovered he won $500,000 playing the Extra on the May 5, 2017 Lotto Max Draw.

“I scanned the ticket and couldn’t believe I saw that many zeroes,” exclaimed Lehtonen. “I feel so good and happy right now!"

Lehtonen feels especially good about shopping for a new car with his winnings.

“I’m deciding between two cars,” smiled Lehtonen. “I can’t wait to test drive them this weekend.”   

The winning ticket was purchased at the Guildford Town Centre lottery ticket centre in Surrey. 

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Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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