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West Vancouver couple is on cloud 6/49


Maurice Jessiman-Phair and his wife, Marilyn Jessiman-Phair are on “cloud 6/49” after saying ‘yes’ to the Extra and winning $500,000 on the April 4, 2015 draw.

“I have been playing the lottery for 25 years; I always play the same numbers and I always say ‘yes’ to the Extra and this is why,” exclaimed Maurice. “I kept putting the ticket in the self-checker because it didn’t feel real,” he added. “It still doesn’t feel real.”

Despite faithfully playing Lotto 6/49 for over two decades, Maurice never thought he would win big, despite joking with his lottery retailer that his picture would one day hang on the store’s wall.

“I always reminded Maurice to think more positively about playing,” beamed Marilyn.

Maurice and Marilyn plan on sharing the exciting news with their four adult children this weekend and they hope that sharing the news will allow the reality of their win to finally sink in.

As for how they will spend their winnings, Maurice and Marilyn are planning a European holiday and the pair is also starting to think about doing some home renovations.

Maurice couldn’t be happier about winning and says he isn’t ready to come down off “cloud 6/49” anytime soon!

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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