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$500K Win Gives Courtenay Teacher “Extra” Special Start to 2021!


Congratulations Rebecca!

Rebecca M. teaches math and French, so chances are there was some number crunching and “ joie de vivre ” when she matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw on December 26, 2020 to win $500,000.

“I remember turning to my boyfriend and telling him ‘I think I just won $500,000’ quietly.”

The Courtenay teacher bought her winning ticket on . “I logged on to check. My  BC/49  ticket said it was a winner, and I had won $1 there,” she recalls. “I saw I also had a winner for the Lotto 6/49 draw, and that one said $500,000,” Rebecca remembers being in disbelief at first.

“I was wondering if it was really real … There were a few happy tears of surprise, for sure.”

Rebecca says she had been house hunting and says the half-million dollars will be opening up some new options in her search.

In 2020, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $32 million in prize-winning, Extra tickets. Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. The Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at

Congratulations, Rebecca! All the best to you and your family. Anyone can win, #YouCouldBeNext. 

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