A ‘Slice’ of Paradise for Kamloops $500,000 Lotto Max Winner

August 10, 2021

Kamloops Winner

Alison Trulsen skipped the extra cheese but instead added $500,000 to her celebratory pizza dinner after finding out she won big during the June 18, 2021 Lotto Max draw.

On the night she found out she matched 7/7 numbers to split a $1-million Maxmillions prize with a ticket purchased in Quebec, Trulsen and her husband had one idea in mind to celebrate: a pizza dinner for two. 

“I don’t have any big plans to celebrate,” she recalled. “However, my husband and I plan on having pizza… it’s nice not having to cook!” 

The Kamloops resident purchased the winning ticket from the Aberdeen Hills Petro-Canada and it was there that she checked it on a self-checker.

“For this ticket, I didn’t check the Maxmillions so I didn’t even know I had won… when I went to Petro-Canada and saw that it was a winner I was so surprised!”

Upon finding out the news, Trulsen told her husband right away. “I still couldn’t believe it and had to share the news with him. He was pretty happy.”

Trulsen says she doesn’t have any immediate plans for her prize, but says she will likely “put it away for a rainy day or invest it.” 

On how it feels to win, Trulsen says the feeling is “indescribable” and “surprising.” 

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $108 million in winnings from Lotto Max. Anyone can win and #YouCouldBeNext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

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