The winner of British Columbia’s largest-ever lotto win has finally emerged after almost a month of silence.
Christine Lauzon recently claimed her $70 million cheque, saying at the time that while she always dreamed of winning the lotto, she never expected that it would actually happen.
Lauzon won her record windfall with Lotto Max, a weekly drawn lottery game that withdraws on Tuesdays and Fridays. This game is highly popular with Canadians and they can obtain their tickets online on the official Crown agency online platform, PlayNow.com, or at retail outlets in the province. Aside from the main jackpot, the game also regularly dishes out various smaller Maxmillion prizes. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has also given $2 billion back to the local community.
Lauzon revealed that she had used the Quick Pick option when she bought her ticket at the Shopper Drug Mart on Hastings Street in Burnaby. She realised she had won the massive prize after by checking her ticket with the Crown’s Lotto! App.
She immediately shared the news with her roommate her father, who she said was overjoyed. Lauzon expressed a mixture of nervousness and excitement, saying that the September 28 draw is a date she will never forget.
The lucky winner went on to say that this win has left her with a surreal sensation, but that she acted responsibly and made sure to first contact her financial advisor before making any major spending decisions. She intends to give a portion of the $70 million to her immediate family and that she has a few ideas brewing with how to put the rest to good use.
Lotto Max Stands Strong
The recent LottoMax jackpot of $14 million went unclaimed with no winning tickets emerging from the draw on Friday, October 22. The jackpot has now risen to a huge $19 million, with the next draw taking place on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.