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Pedro Urquieta holding big cheque

Burnaby Winner’s Lottery Dreams Come True


Burnaby’s Pedro Urquieta has always dreamed of winning the lottery and having his photo taken with a big cheque. Now that dream is a reality. Urquieta was all smiles when he collected his $500,000 Extra prize from the Lotto Max draw on June 8, 2018.

Urquieta discovered his win while at the grocery store, when the retailer scanned his ticket and told him it was a winner, Urquieta excitedly called his son. Together, they cried about the life-changing good fortune.

“I know it’s not a huge amount of money for some people, but it is a big amount for me,” said Urquieta. “This will change my life. Now I will be able to buy things that I never thought was possible.”

Urquieta plans to celebrate with a big family dinner and looks forward to purchasing a new forever home and family vehicle.

“Everyone in the family is so excited. We have all been so happy about what this means for our future. This really takes a lot of weight off my shoulders,” said Urquieta.

Walmart on Grandview Highway in Vancouver sold the winning ticket.

Lotto Max tickets can be purchased at any BCLC lottery retailer or on until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) every Friday evening.

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 a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

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