Rebecca MacKenzie teaches math and French, so chances are there was some number crunching and “joie de vivre” when she matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto 6/49 draw on Dec. 26, 2020 to win $500,000.
The Courtenay teacher bought her winning ticket on PlayNow.com.
“I logged on to check. My BC/49 ticket said it was a winner, and I had won $1 there,” said MacKenzie. “I saw I also had a winner for the Lotto 6/49 draw, and that one said $500,000. I remember turning to my boyfriend and telling him ‘I think I just won $500,000’ quietly.”
MacKenzie says she was in disbelief at first.
“I was wondering if it was really real … There were a few happy tears of surprise, for sure.”
MacKenzie says she had been house hunting and says the half-million dollars will be opening up some new options in her search.