Extra Special $500,000 New Year’s Day Gift for Houston Resident

February 11, 2022

Houston Winner

Leane Holmes started 2022 off with an ‘Extra’ big bang after she scored $500,000 on the January 1, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw

The Houston resident said ‘Yes’ to the Extra when she purchased her ticket at the 7-Eleven on Highway 16 in Smithers. She says she put the ticket in her pocket and kept it there until she pulled it out two days later to check it.

“Oh my God! I won! I actually won!” she said.

Holmes says she enjoys playing the lottery for the chance to dream, and her dream has always been to buy her own home. 

“It will change my life – big time.”

In 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $42 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $99 million 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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