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“Extra” Dreams Come True for Burnaby Winner


Moving to Canada 22 years ago was like a dream come true for Zahra Mive-Chian. She didn’t think there could be anything more special – until  she discovered her $500,000 Extra win from the December 22, 2017 Lotto Max draw.

“I was about to buy a new lottery ticket when I discovered an old ticket in my purse from a few months ago,” said Mive-Chian. “When I went to check it, the clerk’s machine froze and the numbers ‘$500,000’ popped up on the screen!”

Mive-Chian plans to use her windfall to help with retirement and to share with her family.

“Once I told the family the great news, we celebrated with a dinner out,” she said. “We were all so excited about the fun we could have with the extra money. I will remember that dinner for the rest of my life.”

Mive-Chian purchased the winning ticket at a lottery kiosk inside Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby.

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The next Lotto Max jackpot is estimated at $60 million with 16 additional MAXMILLION prizes of $1 million. Tickets can be purchased at any BCLC lottery retailer or on until 7:30 p.m. (PST) 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.


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