Houston resident Leane Holmes is the winner of $500,000 from playing the ‘extra’ in a Lotto 6/49 draw at the beginning of January. “It will change my life - big time,” she said of her win. (Submitted photo)

Houston resident Leane Holmes is the winner of $500,000 from playing the ‘extra’ in a Lotto 6/49 draw at the beginning of January. “It will change my life - big time,” she said of her win. (Submitted photo)

Houston woman wins $500,000 in January lottery

Houston resident Leane Holmes is the winner of $500,000 from playing the ‘extra’ in a Lotto 6/49 draw at the beginning of January.

Holmes said she likes to play the lottery for a chance to dream and that dream has always been to buy her own home.

“It will change my life – big time,” she said of her win.

She purchased the winning ticket from the 7-Eleven in Smithers.