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Surrey winner in ‘Extra’ disbelief after winning $500,000


Antonio Armagno checked his lottery ticket multiple times before it sank in he won $500,000 playing the Extra in the November 4th, 2016 Lotto Max draw.

“I just could not believe it,” exclaimed Armagno. “I kept seeing a five and a whole bunch of zeroes after it!”

That feeling of disbelief has turned into one of happiness.

Armagno plans to pay off some bills and live more comfortably. He’s also going to revel in the moment as a lottery winner.

“I’m treating my family to a nice dinner and a trip to Cancun,” smiled Armagno. “This is a good reason to keep celebrating!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Lottery Ticket Centre at Scottsdale Centre in Delta. 

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