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Vancouver winner gets ‘Extra’ cheers after winning $500,000


William Sandland of Vancouver became the centre of attention when he checked his Lotto 6/49 ticket at the mall.

“The checker said I won $500,000,” recalled Sandland. “It felt fantastic because people around me started cheering and giving me high fives!”

Sandland won $500,000 playing the Extra on the June 28, 2017 Lotto 6/49 draw.

With the winnings now in his pocket he’s planning a big trip to see family in Scotland.

“I’m still stunned and amazed,” smiled Sandland. “I can’t wait to visit my brother and sister in Scotland, and help them out a little.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway on Broadway and Macdonald Street in Vancouver. 

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