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$500,000 win kicks off ‘Extra’ special Year of the Rooster for Vancouver winner


Chin Lam of Vancouver won $500,000 playing the Extra on the January 14, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

Although he wanted to celebrate his win right away, Lam decided it was better to be patient.

“I waited two weeks and even locked the ticket in a safety deposit box because I wanted my daughter to fly home so she could experience this with me,” explained Lam.

With his family now together, Lam is reveling in his win just in time for the Year of the Rooster.

“Our family had a big feast to celebrate the win and Chinese New Year,” exclaimed Lam. “Next I’m going to pay off a large portion of my mortgage!”  

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven/Esso store on Burrard Street and Broadway in Vancouver. 

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