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Whistler woman $500,000 richer after Lotto Max win


Cathy Fraser went into Walmart to grab Kleenex and dishwasher detergent and emerged half a million dollars richer.

As Fraser was running errands she discovered her ticket was one of two tickets sharing in a Maxmillion prize on the October 23, 2015 Lotto Max draw.

“I went to the machine to check the ticket and all I saw was a 5 and a whole bunch of zeros,” exclaimed Fraser.

“Before I knew it a fellow customer was hugging me but I was still in shock over holding a winning ticket for $500,000.”

Fraser says she still hasn't been able to wrap her mind around the fact she won the lottery.

“I'm still in 'Gaga Ville' right now – the entire experience has been amazing,” beamed Fraser.

The Whistler resident says her first purchase will be a brand new pair of Mukluks to keep her warm this winter. Beyond that, Fraser says she needs time to allow this life changing event to sink in before making any other purchases.

The winning ticket was purchased at Walmart in Squamish. Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

The next Lotto Max draw on November 6 is for a $60 Million jackpot plus 24 Maxmillions.
Lotto Max can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at, with tickets available until 7:30p.m. (PT) on Friday.

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