Nanaimo Woman Dreams of New Wardrobe after $500,000 Extra Win

January 06, 2022


Johanna Rossetto is planning to treat herself to a shopping trip of a lifetime after winning $500,000 playing the Extra from the October 29, 2021 Lotto Max draw.

The Nanaimo resident purchased the winning ticket from the Quality Foods on Bowen Road.

“I was right here in the living room,” said Rossetto, who checked the ticket visually before scanning it at her local grocery store. 

Rossetto said she first shared the exciting news with her family. 

“My husband was the first person I told…then we shared the news that I won with our kids, my sisters and friends. They were all very excited for me.”

Rossetto is planning to put some of her win towards an incredible shopping trip. 

“I’ve been thinking about a trip and a new wardrobe, helping out the family and of course a new car,” she said.

In 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $42 million in prize-winning Extra tickets and more than $262 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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