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Twice in a lifetime: Prince George Resident Again Wins Lottery


For many, winning the lottery is a once-in-a-lifetime dream, but for one Prince George resident it is a twice-in-a-lifetime reality.  

Fredrick Greene of Prince George won $500,000 playing the Extra on the September 14, 2018 Lotto Max draw, which tops the $249,000 he won playing Lotto 6/49 in 2014.

“I’m still a little shocked when I think about it, but I feel very grateful,” he said.

After seeing there were no jackpot winners for the Lotto Max draw, Greene was surprised when he checked his ticket. “I scanned it on my Lotto App and was stunned to see I had won on the Extra,” he said, adding that he immediately shared the good news with his wife. “She questioned if it was real and asked me to scan it again.” 

As the owner of eight dogs, Greene seeks adventure in the great outdoors. “I love hiking and camping and enjoy taking the dogs out,” he said. The win will allow Green to expand his horizons to new destinations he could only dream of before.

“It’s been a while since I went on a long vacation. I would like to go to Costa Rica but maybe without the dogs this time,” he joked.   “By winning the lottery twice and this time on the Extra, I now have ‘Extra’ spare time to enjoy the things I love.”

The Walmart Supercentre in Prince George sold the Lotto Max Extra winning ticket.

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.

Every time someone purchases a lottery ticket in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

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