“It’s a Dream Really”: Duncan Resident Scores Unexpected $1-Million Lotto Max Prize

May 05, 2022

Duncan Winner

Winning a $1-Million Maxmillions Prize from the April 15, 2022 Lotto Max draw has been nothing short of a cloud-nine feeling for Duncan’s Gerald Long. 

Long purchased his ticket from and was at his cousin’s house over the Easter weekend when he discovered he won after selecting his numbers in a unique way. 

“I was picking my regular numbers and then I decided to add an extra line by physically closing my eyes and picking random numbers off of the keypad on my phone,” he recalled. “I couldn’t believe it. I had to do a double take!”

Long’s wife and kids had a hard time believing the life-changing news.

“She couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Everyone was in complete shock.”

The Duncan winner is looking forward to planning a family trip with some of the prize and will take his time deciding what to do with the rest. 

On how it feels to be a millionaire?

“It’s a dream really,” he added.

In 2021, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $262 million in winnings from Lotto Max. Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). 

Players can purchase tickets at lottery retailers or at Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! app here

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