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Coquitlam Man Gives Early Morning Wake-Up Call After Winning $500,000

October 29, 2021

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Coquitlam’s Wook Jae Jung had half a million reasons to wake up his mom and sister early the morning after the BC/49 draw on October 20, 2021.

Jung, who purchased his ticket on the BCLC Lotto! app, was just getting ready to start his day when he decided to check his tickets.

“I saw the prize box open up in the app, so I clicked it… And it was saying $500,000,” says Jung. “I was in shock. I thought I was dreaming.”

Unable to contain his surprise, Jung had to wake the rest of his family.

“My mom was sleeping, but I just had to wake her up. She woke up right away when I said I won $500,000. She couldn’t say anything. I also had to tell my sister.”

Jung calls the win a “memorable moment” in his life, saying that this will be a life-changing experience for him and his family. He wants to put the money towards buying a small condo, and will be setting aside the rest to go on a trip to Hawaii with his family.   

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $34 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.

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