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Lantzville resident pinching herself after $500,000 ‘Extra’ win


Denise Palmer had to pinch herself when she checked her Lotto Max ticket and discovered she won $500,000 on the Extra for the March 18, 2016 draw.

“I was in total disbelief because there were so many zeroes,” exclaimed Palmer. “I haven’t stopped shaking since I found out!”

The Lantzville resident says the win will allow her to retire sooner and support her two children.

“This will be beneficial for my family, and I’ve always dreamed of helping them out,” said Palmer.

Palmer is also looking forward to travelling to England for a long overdue visit.

“I haven’t been back since 1977, so it’s a good time to visit my friends and family,” smiled Palmer.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Nanaimo North Town Centre. 

Did you know that gaming revenue is used to support local cultural attractions? The City of Nanaimo uses a portion of its share of provincial gaming revenue generated at Great Canadian Casino Nanaimo to help fund the Nanaimo Museum, keeping its permanent collections and special exhibits open to the public, when you play with BCLC you Play it Forward.

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

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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