Vancouver Woman ‘Extra’ Grateful for $500,000 Lotto Max Win

October 25, 2021

Vancouver Winner

You Huan Liao has 500,000 reasons to be grateful upon finding out she scored big from the September 14, 2021 Lotto Max draw.

The Vancouver resident purchased the ticket from Sue’s Grocery on Victoria Drive and was at home when she discovered she matched 4/4 numbers to win the top Extra prize: $500,000.

“I was in shock... at first I thought it was only $15,000 and then after a while I realized I won $500,000,” she recalled.

Liao was most excited to share the news with her good friend.

“He was very happy for me… we are going to have dinner to celebrate,” Liao said. 

As for what she has planned for her prize? “I don’t have anything on my bucket list but I am grateful and in shock that I won. I am still thinking about what I am going to do with the winnings.”

Liao is new to playing the lottery and enjoys using Quick Pick to select her numbers. 

“Happy! I never thought I would win and am still in shock,” Liao said about her unexpected windfall. 

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $32 million in prize-winning Extra tickets and more than $160 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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