Patrick Kidder’s trip to pick up some tools uncovered that he and his wife Jody Kidder scored an unexpected windfall to put towards their retirement dreams: a Lotto Max ticket with the Extra worth $500,000.
Patrick was on his way to a friend’s house to borrow some tools when he stopped by a gas station to check the couple’s ticket from the September 24, 2021 draw.
“He came home and told me we won $20 and a few free plays on one of our tickets and then continued with ‘and on this one, we won $500,000,’” Jody explained.
“I didn’t believe him so I had to use the internet to confirm,” she said.
The Kamloops couple purchased its ticket from Happy Valley Foods on Barnhartvale Road and was in complete disbelief upon finding out it matched 4/4 numbers to win the top Extra prize.
The winners plan to put their prize towards a trip to Mexico in 2022 and also look forward to retiring early.
“This is shocking,” Patrick said. “It will make travelling easier… and the financial relief will also make retiring a little easier as well.”
So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $34 million in prize-winning Extra tickets and more than $243 million from Lotto Max. 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.
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.