Wash, Dry, Win: Campbell River Man Buys $800K-Winning Ticket at Laundromat


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The weekly trip to the laundromat in late July brought back a lot more than clean socks for Campbell River’s Antonius Vollenberg. The Vancouver Island resident came home with $862,722.80 after matching 6/7 plus the bonus on the July 28, 2020 Lotto Max draw.

“It was laundry day,” Vollenberg said. “Whenever I do laundry, I buy a ticket.”

Vollenberg, who purchased his ticket at the Campbell River Laundromat and checked his ticket on the BCLC Lotto! app, says he likes to play Lotto Max twice a week always with the dream of “helping my kids out.”

“I called my kids and told them we were having a family meeting so I could tell all three together,” he recalled. “They couldn’t believe it…no one really believes me when I tell them at first.”

The laundromat win hasn’t completed its cycle for Vollenberg yet either, who says he’s still “in shock.” Apart from gifting part of the win to his children, he says he will save for a new home and a family vacation.

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