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A small Anniversary gift turns into an ‘Extra’-ordinary one


When Dana Haggar purchased his wife a Lotto Max ticket as an anniversary present, he figured it would be a small gesture. But the gift turned out to be a grand one, with Dana and Rhonda Carr-Haggar winning $500,000 on the May 22, 2015 draw – all because Dana said ‘yes’ to the Extra.

Dana, who is still in shock, says he is thrilled with his decision to purchase a Lotto Max ticket as a present for his wife.

“A small anniversary gift turned into a very big one when I purchased a winning Lotto Max ticket with the Extra for my wife,” smiled Dana.

The Kimberley couple was enjoying their morning coffee when Rhonda decided to check their numbers on – that’s the moment when their lives changed.

“I saw that I had matched one, two, three and then four of the numbers,” exclaimed Rhonda. “I could not believe it!”

The couple says they will continue to play the game that made them $500,000 richer.

“Our licence plate contains the letters WNR, which I now believe stands for winners,” said Rhonda. “I will definitely continue to play Lotto Max with my regular numbers.”

Rhonda and Dana haven’t had a chance to devote much thought to how they will spend the money, but say retired life and a new home are definitely on the horizon.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Kimberley.

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at  

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