Princeton Man Surprises Wife with $500K Extra Win

June 05, 2024


Albert Wilton was excited to tell his wife, Rollande, that they won the $500,000 Extra prize from the June 1, 2024 Lotto 6/49 draw. 

But he first decided to downplay the win, to make the surprise ‘extra’ big.

“We were at home and about to head to bed,” recalled Albert, of the moment he shared the news with Rollande. “I called her over and said we won $100!” 

After Albert revealed that they really won $500,000, the Princeton couple shared the news with their sons. “They didn’t believe us,” said Rollande. 

While the Wiltons have “no plans yet” on how to spend their winnings, they plan to continue their shared hobbies together of watching movies and fishing. 

The Wiltons purchased the winning ticket at the Petro-Canada on Bridge Street and validated the ticket at the Chevron gas station on Highway #3A in Princeton. 

So far in 2024, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $18 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $48 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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