Extra Special $500,000 Christmas Bonus for Powell-River Couple

December 14, 2021

Emmanouel and Stavroula Savvaidis, Powell River, $500,000 Extra Winners, Lotto Max

Emmanouel and Stavroula Savvaidis are enjoying an early Christmas gift this year after winning $500,000 playing the Extra from the November 5, 2021 Lotto Max draw

The Powell River couple purchased its ticket at the Chevron Town Pantry on Joyce Avenue and checked it later on at Save-On-Foods. 

“I was shaking and filled with excitement – I couldn’t believe it,” Stavroula said.

“I couldn't read what I had won because I was so excited,” Emmanouel recalled.

After they recovered from their momentary shock, they phoned their son and daughter who were immediately “very happy” for them.

The Savvaidis’s own a restaurant and decided to use part their prize to treat staff to an extra-special, early-Christmas bonus. They also plan to share some of their prize with immediate family, and start planning a trip overseas.  

“We would love to take trip back home to Greece to visit our family as well,” Stavroula said.

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $38 million in prize-winning Extra tickets and more than $254 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

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