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Extra reasons to smile for Kamloops Daily Grand winner


Congratulations Garrett!

A new city and a new car are not the only reasons why Kamloops newcomer Garrett N. is extra happy these days. Niessen is smiling wide because he matched 4 out of 4 numbers, to win the Extra prize from the August 30, 2018 Daily Grand draw. This perfect match has him claiming a total of $500,000.

"I logged into my PlayNow account and noticed a few extra zeros on the top right hand corner. I started counting them and realized I actually won the lottery," Niessen said. "I called my wife over and we both screamed instantly. To say we were excited is an understatement."

Niessen relocated to Kamloops with his wife a few months ago to be closer to family. "We've been settling in, spending time getting to know the community, getting organized in our new home and buying a new vehicle to get around town," he said. In fact, Niessen purchased a new car the day before his big win. "Our friend at the dealership had a great laugh with us when we went to hand him the cheque for the full amount."

The Extra win will provide Niessen some extra cushion for comfort during his retirement. "I was fortunate enough to retire a year ago," he said. "I'm a simple guy who loves to spend time at home with my family."

Niessen purchased the winning ticket on

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