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Group of 12 colleagues celebrate ‘Extra’ special $500,000 win


A group of longshoremen from the Lower Mainland started playing the lottery three weeks ago, and now they’re the winners of $500,000 all because they said ‘yes’ to the Extra on the July 5, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

Richard Catton is a longshoreman at sea and is the ‘captain’ of the group of 12 coworkers he plays the lottery with each week.  

“I’m so happy to share this win with this great group of guys at work,” smiled Catton. “We’re kind of famous at work now!”

Catton plans to use his share of the money for his daughter’s university education, as well as take his wife to Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

“My wife was going crazy when I told her about the win,” chuckled Catton. “I imagine some of the other guys had tears of joy when they told their significant others.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Family Milk located in Port Coquitlam.

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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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