Lana Burrell of Calgary won’t soon forget her recent trip to B.C. as she took home an ‘Extra’ special memoir: a Lotto Max Extra ticket from the April 22, 2022 draw worth $500,000.
The Calgary resident was in Lake Country on vacation when she stopped in at Save-On-Foods on Main Street to pick up a few groceries and purchased the lottery ticket on a whim.
It wasn’t until she returned home to Calgary that she realized she matched 4/4 Extra numbers, netting her a winner.
“I was at home and downloaded BCLC’s Lotto! App,” she explained. “It said I was a winner but I didn’t believe it so I re-checked the numbers on the computer… I was so excited!”
Burrell first shared the news with her husband, who was equally in shock.
“He didn’t believe me at first and thought I was trying to show him a computer issue when I was actually showing him the winning numbers. Once he realized he had a big grin on his face and we high-fived!”
Burrell is very excited about her win and has plans to retire in the near future thanks to her prize. She also looks forward to taking some online classes for some further education.
“This win means the possibility of retirement and that is pretty life-changing,” she added.
So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $23 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $66 million from Lotto Max. Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PST).
Players can purchase tickets at lottery retailers or at PlayNow.com. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.
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