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Abbotsford man to Play it Forward with $500,000 Extra win


Ranjit Gill is relaxing after winning $500,000 playing the Extra in the January 6, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

“I always stress about taking time off work even for appointments,” smiled Gill. “Life just feels more relaxed, better and easier now!”

Gill says he will set aside some money to help his children with their education. He also plans to Play it Forward and do charitable work in India.

“I want to go to India and help out there,” Gill proudly said. “I love sports so I think I will build a playground there.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Townline Superstop Petro Canada in Abbotsford. 

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