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Hope Couple’s $500,000 Extra Win is Music to their Ears


Roland St. Amour says there’s nothing like hearing the winning jingle that lottery terminals play when there’s a winner in the store.

“My wife and I checked our ticket, and the machine played the jingle,” recalled Roland. “We got really excited after hearing the music!”

That jingle was for the $500,000 he and his wife, Laurie, won playing the Extra on the October 28, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

The happy couple plans to take life easier, and make some big decisions for the future.

“We haven’t thought about what we’ll do with the money,” smiled Laurie. “We have to figure out how we’ll celebrate the win first!"

The winning ticket was purchased at Peter’s Food Market in Hope. 

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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 and Android devices. 

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