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‘I am Dreaming…it’s Surreal’: Fort Nelson Lotto Max Extra Winner


B.C.’s latest lottery winner is happy she said ‘yes’ to the Extra when she purchased her winning Lotto Max ticket. Fort Nelson’s Kristeen Bruce matched all four Extra numbers in the February 2, 2019 Lotto Max Draw to win the $500,000 prize.

“I was on Facebook and saw someone in Fort Nelson had won. I was reading my ticket and I couldn’t believe it,” said Bruce. “I thought this isn’t real, this isn’t happening!”

When asked about what her immediate plans are, Bruce was quick to respond. “I kept laughing about how I need a new handbag and a new coat. I will do some traveling with my daughters - who are in disbelief as well. And I think I will treat myself to a new car.”

Bruce purchased her ticket at the Husky Gas Station in Fort Nelson and said she always uses Quick Pick. “I remember telling the clerk to sell me a winning ticket. And here I am!”

“This is security for my daughters’ future - we don’t have to struggle anymore,” Bruce added. “This is an opportunity to have a super happy, healthy life without stress.”

British Columbians collected over $153 million in Lotto Max prizes in 2018. Anyone can win and #youcouldbenext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

Lotto Max customers in B.C. have until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on Friday evenings to purchase a ticket for that night’s draw. Visit or lottery retailers across B.C.

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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