Lloyd Adams drove away with a lot more than a full tank of gas, after checking his ticket during a pit-stop for gas and learning he won the $500,000 Extra prize from the August 30, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“I had a few tickets with small wins, but I had the retailer check this ticket because I was in disbelief at the self-scanner,” recalled Adams of the moment he learned he won.
The Delta resident first told his wife of his win.
“She was more excited than I was!”
With his wedding anniversary coming up, Adams said that he “will have an extra special evening planned to celebrate.”
Adams enjoys exploring British Columbia and looks forward to helping his family and living life in general.
On how it feels to win the lottery?
“Disbelief, I am a hard sell. However, this is exciting.”
Adams purchased and validated his ticket at the Shell station on Canoe Pass Way in Tsawwassen.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $29 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $81 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 PlayNow.com.
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