Vancouver Island has another lotto winner!

Chemainus resident, Kyle Germiquet, said yes to the “Extra” on the July 28 Lotto Max draw and matched all four numbers to win $500,000.

“It’s pretty indescribable,” said Germiquet.  “I just find myself smiling a lot more now.”

The Vancouver Islander was on the road for work when he purchased his ticket at the Salmon Arm Petro Canada while filling up for gas, saying he “always” says ‘Yes’ to the Extra.

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The first person he told after checking his ticket a few days later was his wife.

“She started to cry when she saw I won,” he recalled. “She was so overwhelmed.”

Germiquet claimed his prize using BCLC’s alternate prize-claim process. He says he plans on buying a larger home for his wife and children, giving them a bit more room to roam, inside and out.

“I still don’t really believe it — it hasn’t really sunk in,” he said.

So far in 2020, over $19 million has been won by BC residents playing the Extra.

*Note: Victoria Buzz is not affiliated with BC Lottery Corporation and does not advocate gambling or taking part in lotteries. If you choose to participate, remember to play responsibly.