The B.C. Lottery Corporation announced Tuesday that Elaine Rogers won $500,000 playing the Extra on the Aug. 24 Daily Grand draw.

Nanaimo woman wins $500,000, plans to buy ice cream

The B.C. Lottery Corporation announced that Elaine Rogers won $500,000 playing the Extra

A Nanaimo woman won half a million dollars on the the Extra.

The B.C. Lottery Corporation announced Tuesday that Elaine Rogers won $500,000 playing the Extra on the Aug. 24 Daily Grand draw.

Rogers had gone to a store and had bought an ice cream, then thought to check her ticket.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” she said in a BCLC press release. “I stood there in shock as my ice cream melted down my hands. It took two clerks to convince me I had won.”

She said she planned to celebrate her win shopping with friends and having dinner – and ice cream for dessert – with family.

Rogers’s winning ticket was purchased at the lotto kiosk at Country Club Centre.

For more information, visit dailygrandcontest.com, www.playnow.com and www.gamesense.ca.

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