Vancouver Resident Extra Surprised to Win $500K from Lotto Max

November 14, 2022


Richard Prest was ‘extra’ surprised after he won $500,000 playing the Extra during the October 28, 2022, Lotto Max draw. 

“I was at the corner store when I checked my ticket and also had the cashier validate it,” recalled Prest. “I first told my cousin in Ontario and she was very happy for me!”

The Vancouver resident is planning to spend Christmas with his brother and his kids in Winnipeg and hopes to return to Florida where he lived for 25 years. 

On how it feels to win? 

“It’s a big relief. I can have some golden years and it will allow me to do some of the things I’ve always wanted.” 

Prest purchased his winning ticket at the Safeway on Broadway and Macdonald in Vancouver.

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $39 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $162 million in winnings 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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