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Vancouver Maxmillion winner begins shopping for new car

25/03/2015

While running errands, Ian Kiviaho decided to check the LOTTO MAX ticket he had been hanging on to for two months.

After validating his ticket, he saw two prizes: a Free Play and $500,000.

“I initially thought the cash prize just was an advertisement,” described Kiviaho. Lucky for him, he was wrong.

The 40-year-old Vancouver resident's ticket from the January 16, 2015 LOTTO MAX draw matched 7/7 to win $500,000 - sharing half of the $1 Million Maxmillion prize.

“I told my boss when I got back to work that I had won the lottery. He didn’t believe me,” said Kiviaho. “I showed him the ticket and the numbers, and then his smile grew.”

Once it set in that he was a winner, Kiviaho celebrated over dinner with family and friends. He says he plans on purchasing a new car and will be test driving vehicles from his dream list.

LOTTO MAX can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6 p.m. (PT) on Fridays. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com

Posted in: lottery games, weekly draw, lotto max, maxmillions