Trip to Bora Bora and a kitchen reno in Langley lottery winner’s plans

Robert Van Zytveld won the $500,000 Extra in the July 6 Lotto Max draw

What started as a “broken” lotto machine quickly turned into plans for a tropical vacation and a new kitchen for a Langley man this week.

Robert Van Zytveld couldn’t believe his eyes at first when the scanner at the local Co-op showed he’d won the half million dollar Extra from the Lotto Max draw on July 6.

“The screen showed $500,000, I thought it was broken,” he said.

“I checked the numbers again using the lotto app on my phone, and it was a match,” Van Zytveld added.

Travelling to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations is something Van Zytveld has always enjoyed. This win, he says, will allow him to do it in style next time.

“I would like to take my wife to Bora Bora,” he said.

Van Zytveld is also looking forward to enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

“I love doing things like riding my Harley, fishing and cooking. Maybe I will get that new kitchen I have been wanting for quite some time.”

Van Zytveld’s winning ticket was puchased at a 7-Eleven in New Westminster.

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