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Gregory May holding big cheque

Port Coquitlam Winner Is ‘Extra’ Happy


Thanks to a ticket purchased on a whim, Gregory May from Port Coquitlam is $500,000 richer. May occasionally buys tickets when the jackpot is high but has never won anything this big. To his surprise, May’s ticket matched all four numbers from the Extra to win $500,000 on the June 8, 2018 Lotto Max draw.

“When I scanned my ticket and saw all the numbers come up and I immediately ran out of the gas station and back to my truck to tell my fiancé the news,” said May. “All I could say was ‘I think we won half a million dollars!’”

May was right indeed. The couple are still digesting the news and processing the shock but have celebrated with champagne.

“I plan to buy a new laptop for my daughter then invest the rest for the future,” said May.

Westwood Mixer and Smoke Shop located in Port Coquitlam 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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