Serena Bosley is excited to take a spin in the truck of her dreams much sooner than expected after winning the top Extra prize of $500,000 from the September 1, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“I saw all the zeros, turned to my friend and asked her to check it out,” she recalled. “She said, ‘You need to go to the till!’”

The Salmon Arm resident purchased the ticket from Pharmasave on Hudson Avenue and scanned it there on a Check-A-Ticket machine. After verifying with the clerk that she matched 4/4 numbers and her win was real, she texted her husband to share the news.

“He called me right away and was very excited!”

In addition to a new truck, Bosley plans to put her prize towards some real estate.

“I’ve always wanted a new truck and some acreage. It will be great to make this a reality,” she added.

On how it feels to win half a million dollars? “Shocked and grateful… this means I can buy a few things that I’ve always wanted and who knows, maybe even retire a little earlier!”

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have won more than $30 million playing Extra and more than $67 million from Lotto 6/49. 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

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