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Nanaimo lotto player wins $500,000 on the Extra

Vancouver player wins $6-million jackpot in March 16 Lotto 6/49 draw
A Nanaimo lottery player won the Lotto 6/49 Extra for $500,000 in the March 16 draw. (Photo submitted)

A Nanaimo lotto player said yes to the extra and won a cool half a million.

The B.C. Lottery Corporation issued a press release Thursday, March 17, noting that a ticket was purchased in Vancouver that won the $6-million jackpot in the Wednesday, March 16 draw.

A ticket purchased in Nanaimo matched four out of four numbers to win the Extra prize of $500,000.

BCLC says the odds of matching all four Extra numbers are 1 in 3,800,000.

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