Barry Manning holds up his winning cheque. Credit: BCLC

A Courtenay man is $500,000 richer after playing the Extra on the Lotto 6/49 and BC/49 draws.

Barry Manning won the money on the June 21 draws after buying a $20 Mega Pack. The pack includes a Lotto 6/49 and a BC/49 ticket.

“I couldn’t believe that I won $500,000. I had to check it three times,” Manning said in a statement.

Manning said he wants to share the money with his family and go travelling with his wife.

“Travel has always been on my list and I can do more of that now,” Manning said.

The winning ticket was bought at the Walmart on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay. Manning usually goes to the store to pick up weekly household items.

Alexa Huffman