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Lotto win a late gift for Nanaimo couple

David and Nancy Hunter got a late Christmas present with a win on Lotto 6/49’s Extra draw.  - Photo contributed
David and Nancy Hunter got a late Christmas present with a win on Lotto 6/49’s Extra draw.
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A Nanaimo couple continue to celebrate the holidays after discovering their Lotto 6/49 Extra ticket was a winner.

Husband and wife, David and Nancy Hunter, are $500,000 richer after saying ‘yes’ to the Extra and matching all four numbers on the Dec. 29 draw.

“We’re still in disbelief,” Nancy said. “I imagine it will finally sink in once all the bills are paid.”

The Hunters learned of their win while checking their numbers on the computer on New Year’s Eve.

“I remember being a little perturbed that I didn’t win on my usual Lotto 6/49 numbers,” David said. “But with each Extra number I checked I got much happier.”

Plans for the prize include paying off the mortgage and going on a family trip. The winning ticket was purchased at Wal-Mart in the Woodgrove Centre mall in north Nanaimo.

This is the second top prize won on the Extra in as many weeks. A ticket sold in Kamloops matched all four numbers on the Dec. 19 draw.

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