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Extra win has player weak at the knees


A routine task of mailing a letter and purchasing a lottery ticket proved life changing for Kamloops retiree Walter Klym after he bought a BC/49 ticket and said ‘Yes’ to the Extra. Little did he know that ticket would soon be worth $500,000! 

The following morning, Klym went out to Coopers Foods in Brock to pick up some groceries for breakfast. While he waited in line, he checked his ticket at the self-checker only to see a five with a lot of zeros behind it. “I had to check it again. It started to sink in when the retailer said the terminal had frozen and I would have to call BCLC,” he smiled. “I paid for the groceries and went straight home to tell my wife.

“I’ve been playing BC/49 since it came out and have won a few little amounts like $10,” Klym recalled. “I always play the Extra. I guess I’m still hoping to win the jackpot one day!”

Klym purchased his winning ticket at Shoppers Drug Mart on Tranquille Road, Kamloops.

He says he plans to share his prize with his children and grandchildren before treating himself to a new vehicle. 

“My knees are still weak,” laughs Klym. “I can’t believe this has happened to me. I feel very lucky. My wife is still in shock!”

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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