Christian Stanislawski plays the lottery frequently in his home town of São Paulo, Brazil, but never expected to win while visiting his sister Caroline in Vancouver. After matching all four Extra numbers in the August 2, 2019 Lotto Max draw, Caroline and Christian are a cool $500,000 richer.
Christian, who purchased the winning ticket at Your Local Convenience Store and Internet Cafe in Vancouver, says he bought the ticket with the intent to share any winnings with his sister as she was the reason he decided to visit the city.
“I still can’t believe it,” he said. “When I saw the win, I took a screenshot and sent it to my sister and told her, ‘I think this App is messing with me.’ I just kept refreshing it until I realized I won.”
Caroline, who was on a road trip in Castlegar with her husband when her brother told her the good news, came home from her trip early to celebrate their win together. The siblings, both from Brazil, say they will give some of their wining to family, make some investments and take a trip to Asia.
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