Irma Serrano has half a million “Extra” ways she can buy a new home for her and her family, after she matched all four Extra numbers in the Daily Grand draw on July 1, 2021 to win $500,000.
The Vancouver woman purchased the winning ticket on PlayNow.com and was stunned when she discovered her win.
“I went to PlayNow.com and saw the balance there,” says Serrano. “I couldn’t believe it. I screamed and then my daughter came to me asking what was happening. When I told her I won, I said now we can buy a condo.”
Serrano was first notified through an e-mail that she had won a prize on PlayNow.com.
“I always win with the Extra, but usually it’s only one dollar,” says Serrano. “So when I saw the e-mail, I wasn’t expecting that much.”
Serrano wasn’t one to keep her win a secret. After telling her daughter about the win, she says she told “everybody”; including her husband, son, her son’s girlfriend, and her friends.
She says now that restaurants in the Lower Mainland are open for dining, the next thing on her to-do list will be to throw a fantastic celebratory dinner to commemorate the win.
So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $20 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.