Who’s Hungry? Victoria Man Discovers $500,000 Extra Win During Lunch

September 10, 2021

Bert Fawdrey

It was everything but an ordinary weekend lunch with family for Victoria’s Bert Fawdrey, who was with his wife and son when he decided to check his Lotto Max ticket from the August 27, 2021 draw

Shortly after that, he heard the BCLC Lotto! app winner’s jingle which was followed up with a $500,000 Extra win appearing on his screen. 

“My wife actually overhead the sound of the app playing the jingle,” says Fawdrey. “So she asked me what it won, and then I showed her.”

Fawdrey, who purchased his winning ticket on, says he was in shock when he discovered the win.

“We both reviewed it multiple times, to understand what it was and what it meant. I was very surprised and didn’t believe it. At first I read through and saw it, and I had to double and triple check.”

Fawdrey says he doesn’t have any immediate plans for the winnings, though he admits it’s a life-changing amount of money that will take a weight off his shoulders for him and his family. 

“For my wife, my son and I, it’s a very comfortable feeling.”

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