“Wishful Thinking”: Abbotsford Man’s Wife Skeptical of $500,000 Lotto 6/49 Win

November 08, 2022


David Galloway’s wife thought it was too good to be true when he texted her an image of his winning $500,000 BCLC lottery ticket. 

It must be “wishful thinking,” she said, of what turned out to be a very real and very life-changing win for Galloway, who won playing the Extra during the October 22, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw. 

Even Galloway himself didn’t quite believe the win when he first found out. 

“I was at Save-On-Foods and checked my tickets on the machine. Then I scanned my winning ticket and saw what it said, and had to scan a few more times, before asking the cashier to check,” recalled Galloway. 

The Abbotsford resident plans to pay off his mortgage and is looking into purchasing a vacation home. 

On how it feels to win? 

“Nice! Relaxing! Worry free! It will change my life.” 

Galloway purchased his winning ticket at Save-On-Foods on Sumas Way in Abbotsford.

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $39 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $100 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49. 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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