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‘Extra’ excitement at work as 26 colleagues share $500,000 win


Norine Yamamoto didn’t wait for an office newsletter to announce she and 25 of her colleagues won $500,000 playing the Extra on the February 1, 2017 Lotto 649 draw.

“I immediately phoned my boss at work when I found out we won,” exclaimed Yamamoto. “He told everyone right away and said people were hugging and high-fiving!”

Yamamoto says the buzz around her workplace has grown even more as she and her coworkers make plans for their winnings.

“Many of us are planning holidays,” smiled Yamamoto. “A lot of us have young families so this is very exciting!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Cottonwood Mall Lottery Ticket Centre in Chilliwack. 

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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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