April Fool's Day Win No Joke for Surrey Father and Daughter


Extra win of Five Hundred thousand

Peter Manalo and his daughter Yna are pinching themselves after taking home an ‘Extra’ $500,000 on April Fool’s Day. The Surrey father-daughter duo decided to purchase a ticket at the Shefield Express in Guildford Town Centre for the April 1, 2020 Lotto 6/49 draw to celebrate Yna’s birthday, and when Dad checked the ticket, he thought the joke was on him.

“For a moment, I thought that the machine was malfunctioning,” Peter said. “And I had to scan it again. Because it was April the first, (I thought) maybe this machine is making fun of us.”

When he realized it wasn’t a joke – that he and his daughter had matched 4/4 numbers to win the top Extra prize from that draw – he drove home without delay.

“Honestly, until now, I can’t really fully process it,” Yna said. “I can’t believe it really happened.”

Yna said what makes her most happy about their big win is that her Dad, a front-line healthcare worker, won’t have to take extra shifts anymore. She also said she’s always wanted to buy something sparkly from Tiffany & Co. Peter said he loves his job and will continue working; his priority is to save for his family’s future.

“What can I say about that day?” Peter said. “That was the most exciting day that we ever had.”

So far in 2020, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $14 million in prize-winning, Extra tickets. Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. The Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). Anyone can win, and #YouCouldBeNext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories online. Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million.

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