A relaxing day at home watching TV wasn’t in the cards for Freddie Mabeza, after learning that he won a $500,000 Extra prize from the June 12, 2023 Daily Grand draw, from a ticket he purchased on PlayNow.com.
“I was at home on my couch watching TV, I checked on my phone and saw the amount,” recalled Mabeza of the moment he found out he won. “At first I thought it was glitch, but I checked my ticket [on PlayNow.com] and it confirmed the correct amount.”
The Victoria resident was excited to tell his wife. “She didn’t believe me at first, but she is very happy now!”
While Mabeza is taking some time to decide what’s next, he is hoping to go on a “nice big trip” to Europe.
On how it feels to win the lottery?
“I feel very at ease. I do not have any problems and I can spend a bit more freely.”
Did you know that PlayNow.com is B.C.’s only legal online gambling website and the only whose profits go back to support provincial initiatives like healthcare, education and community programs? Lottery players on PlayNow.com can set up a subscription to customize and automate upcoming lottery purchases so that they don’t have to worry about missing a draw.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $20 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $11 million in winnings from Daily Grand. Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. The Extra is a $1 add on game available to purchase with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, BC/49 and Lotto Max at any BCLC lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.
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