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North Van woman to buy 'dream home' with $500,000 lottery win

Listing of coveted house prompts lotto ticket purchase.
North Vancouver’s Tara Valente won $500,000 in a Lotto Max Extra draw. | BCLC

A North Vancouver lottery winner says buying her ‘dream house’ just got closer to reality with a $500,000 lottery win.

Tara Valente said she was motivated to buy a lottery ticket back in February because she saw that her ‘dream house’ down the street had been listed for sale.

That hunch paid off – Valente found out she had won the $500,000 Extra prize from the Feb. 27, 2024 Lotto Max draw.

Now, the North Vancouver resident plans on investing some of her winnings and hopes to purchase that dream house. Overall, she said she is happy about the security the financial windfall will bring.

Valente bought the winning ticket at the Chevron gas station on Capilano Road at Woods Drive in North Vancouver.

So far in 2024, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $14 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $47 million from Lotto Max.