Aldergrove’s Fraser Aird admits he had trouble keeping steady after discovering he was holding a Lotto Max ticket worth $500,000.
The 55-year-old matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto Max draw held on Friday, June 21, 2019 to win the half-million dollar prize.
“I tried to pour myself a coffee, but I was shaking so much I could barely pour it,” exclaimed Aird, who was at the 7-Eleven on Fraser Highway in Aldergrove when he discovered he had won. “I was most excited to share the news with my wife and son. They couldn’t believe it!”
Aird was born in Ontario but has called Aldergrove home for the past 30 years. He says the win provides financial security for the family, but adds he plans to buy a new truck, take family and friends out for a nice dinner and head back East to visit his mom.
British Columbians have claimed over $96 million in Lotto Max prizes so far in 2019. Anyone can win and #youcouldbenext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at www.playnow.com/lottery/winners/you-could-be-next.
Lotto Max can be purchased at all lottery retail locations and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesdays and Fridays. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at www.bclc.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.