Kyle Germiquet is $500,000 richer from the Lotto Max Extra. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island resident all smiles after $500K lottery win

Chemainus man matches all four numbers on Lotto Max Extra

Kyle Germiquet has an “Extra” reason to beam after the Chemainus resident matched all four numbers to win $500,000 on the Lotto Max Extra from the July 28, 2020 draw.

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

He 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. The first person Germiquet 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 BC Lottery Corporation’s alternate prize-claim process. He says he plans on buying a larger home for his wife and children with 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, B.C. lottery players have claimed more than $19 million playing the Extra. Saying ‘Yes’ to the Extra brings a chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.

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