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Vancouver Lotto Max Winner at a Loss for Words


Howard Lin’s head is still reeling after winning $500,021 on the April 14, 2017 Lotto Max draw and saying ‘yes’ to the Extra!

“I checked online on Sunday morning and I was shocked. At first I thought I was dreaming …I triple checked and the numbers were all there, and it was my ticket! I was with my fiancé and she was shocked too…we were lost for words!”

Next, Lin shared his happy news with his parents and siblings, and they celebrated with a nice big family dinner.

“This will change my life drastically,” smiled Lin, who is a construction worker. “I will be able to travel, invest, and donate to charity. I want to buy my fiancé a new ring and save for our marriage too. I could even buy a house!”

“I’m just really, really happy!” laughed Lin, who intends to keep playing LottoMax and saying ‘yes’ to the Extra.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Superstore in Vancouver on Marine Drive.

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