Surrey Resident to Buy a Home After $500,000 Lotto Max Extra Win

August 16, 2023


An ordinary stop for gas turned out to be anything but, as Kenneth Ramos discovered he matched 4/4 Extra numbers from the August 8, 2023 Lotto Max draw, landing him an astounding $500,000 prize. 

“I checked my ticket at the Esso,” recalled Ramos. “I was speechless and walked away and came back to double-check a few minutes later.” 

The Surrey resident first shared the news of his win with his wife. “She was speechless!” 

Ramos plans to save for his children’s education, build an apartment in the Philippines, and buy a home in British Columbia. 

While Ramos has many plans, there is one thing he highlighted the most: “The most important thing is my kids and their future.”

Ramos purchased the winning ticket at the Esso station on 96 Avenue and 168 Street in Surrey.

So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $26 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $185 million from Lotto Max. 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

Players can purchase tickets at lottery retailers or at Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here. 

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