Winners

$500K Win Gives Courtenay Teacher “Extra” Special Start to 2021

05/01/2021

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Rebecca MacKenzie teaches math and French, so chances are there was some number crunching and “joie de vivre” when she matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw on December 26, 2020 to win $500,000.

The Courtenay teacher bought her winning ticket on PlayNow.com.

“I logged on to check. My BC/49 ticket said it was a winner, and I had won $1 there,” says MacKenzie. “I saw I also had a winner for the Lotto 6/49 draw, and that one said $500,000. I remember turning to my boyfriend and telling him ‘I think I just won $500,000’ quietly.”

MacKenzie says she was in disbelief at first.

“I was wondering if it was really real … There were a few happy tears of surprise, for sure.”

MacKenzie says she had been house hunting and says the half million dollars will be opening up some new options in her search.

In 2020, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $32 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 PlayNow.com

Through PlayNow.com, 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.com.