Burnaby Resident Excited for Future After $500,000 Lotto Max Extra Win

May 31, 2024


An ‘extra’ look was needed for Jung Hyub Ahn after he initially thought that his $500,000 Lotto Max Extra prize from the February 16, 2024 draw was just $500.

The Burnaby resident purchased his ticket from the lottery kiosk at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby and was at Superstore when he decided to check his ticket.

“I first checked it myself, and then passed it to the cashier as I thought I only won $500,” Ahn recalled. “Then I was told it was $500,000! I was so happy.”

Ahn couldn’t wait to share the exciting news with his friends. He looks forward to the security that this win will bring for his future and plans to take his time deciding what to do with the prize.

So far in 2024, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $18 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $54 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 check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here

BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit