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Vancouver winner gets ‘Extra’ cheers after winning $500,000

04/07/2017

William Sandland of Vancouver became the centre of attention when he checked his Lotto 6/49 ticket at the mall.

“The checker said I won $500,000,” recalled Sandland. “It felt fantastic because people around me started cheering and giving me high fives!”

Sandland won $500,000 playing the Extra on the June 28, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

With the winnings now in his pocket he’s planning a big trip to see family in Scotland.

“I’m still stunned and amazed,” smiled Sandland. “I can’t wait to visit my brother and sister in Scotland, and help them out a little.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway on Broadway and Macdonald Street in Vancouver. 

Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit GameSense.ca.

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 PlayNow.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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