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'I started crying': B.C. couple scores holiday lotto win

Burnaby residents Renato and Terry Lynne Vincelli celebrate their $500,000 lottery win. (via BCLC)

A North Burnaby couple has an extra half-million dollars to work with this Christmas after a big Lotto 6/49 win last month.

Terry Lynne Vincelli couldn’t believe her eyes when she scanned a bunch of tickets she’d bought and one came up a $500,000 winner.

“I looked at the ticket and scanned it over again…and then I started crying,” she said in a B.C. Lottery Corporation press release.

Vincelli and her husband Renato had matched all four Extra numbers on a ticket they’d bought at the Centennial Town Pantry on East Hastings Street for the Nov. 6 draw. 

“You never think you’re going to win, but there’s always that…chance,” Renato said.

Since finding out about their win, the Vincellis have been making a list of which dreams they plan to make come true, according to the release. Vincelli favours a family trip to Europe, while Renato is thinking of a new garage.

“It’s once in a lifetime,” she said. “It’s surreal; I’m unable to process it.”

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