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$500,000 Vancouver winner feeling ‘Extra’ bueno


Severino Hernandez won $500,000 playing the Extra on the January 21, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

When asked how he felt about winning, Hernandez didn’t hesitate before answering enthusiastically.

“Bueno! Bueno,” smiled Hernandez. “I feel so happy and satisfied to receive this prize!”

Hernandez added it feels surreal, and that’s why his first stop will be the bank.

“I’m going to deposit the money in the bank so I know for sure this is real,” laughed Hernandez. “Then I’m going to buy something nice for my home and invite some friends over to celebrate!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Commercial Drive and Broadway in Vancouver. 

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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 devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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