Surrey Couple Score $500,000 from Lotto 6/49

March 02, 2023


Swarn and Harbhajan Purba had an ‘extra’ exciting day after winning the $500,000 Extra prize from the February 8, 2023 Lotto 6/49 draw. 

“I was at Superstore [on 76th Avenue and King George in Surrey] when I found out I won,” recalled Harbhajan, who was most excited to tell his wife, Swarn and “told her gently” about their win. 

The Surrey couple enjoys spending time with family and plans to pay off its mortgage and help the community.  

On how it feels to win the lottery?

“We are very excited about our win!” said Harbhajan. 

The Purbas purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven on 64th Avenue and 144th Street in Surrey. 

In 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $45 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $113 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

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