A Powell River couple has won $500,000 after playing the Extra from the Nov. 5 Lotto Max draw.
Emmanouel and Stavroula Savvaidis bought the ticket at the Chevron Town Pantry on Joyce Avenue and checked it at the Save-On-Foods in Powell River.
“I couldn’t read what I had won because I was so excited,” said Emmanouel.
“I was shaking and filled with excitement,” said Stavroula. “ I couldn’t believe it.”
The Savvaidis’s own a restaurant and are using part of their winnings to give their staff an early Christmas bonus.
- Advertisement -
They also plan to share some of their money with their immediate family and go on a trip.
“We would love to take a trip back home to Greece to visit our family as well,” said Stavroula.