Kamloops, B.C., parents Michael and Jennifer Strange enjoy watching their kids score in soccer, but were even more excited to discover they won a $1-million LottoMax prize during a recent tournament.
The Stranges found out they won at a stop at the mall in between tournament games when they checked their ticket.
“I thought we only won $10 because I didn’t have my glasses on,” Michael said. “I checked it again and realized there were a lot more zeros than $10.”
He waited until the tournament was done to share the news with his family and everyone was thrilled for them.
The newly-minted millionaires plan to put their prize towards a new car and some home renovations. They purchased the ticket from Shoppers Drug Mart on Summit Drive.
“It’s life-changing… we’re speechless. It will upgrade our life and will add financial security in a topsy-turvy world,” Michael said.
So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $100 million from Lotto Max.
Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PST).
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