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Saying ‘YES’ to the Extra pays off for Courtenay resident


Diane Levis’ decision to change up her lottery purchase and say ‘yes’ to the Extra paid off to the tune of half a million dollars on the February 21, 2015 Lotto 6/49 draw.

Levis purchased the $10 Big Jackpot Pack which meant she was automatically entered in for a chance to win the Extra prize.

“I usually don’t buy the Extra, but I’ve learned my lesson,” smiles Levis. “I will never say ‘no’ again.”

When the Courtenay resident checked her ticket at the General Store in Cumberland and the terminal froze, she initially thought it was $5,000. The cashier told her to look at the screen again, and that was when she realized she had won big.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” recalls Levis. “I’ve been in a fog since Sunday. It’s a head spinner!”

Levis matched all four numbers on the Lotto 6/49 Extra draw to win the top prize of $500,000. After validating her ticket, she went straight home to share the news with her family.

Levis will be putting her winnings in the bank, but not before paying off the loan on her new truck.

“It will be nice to be debt free,” she says.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Cliffe Avenue 7-11 in Courtenay.

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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