Nanaimo Woman Tries Out Lotto Max and Lands $500K Prize

July 09, 2021

Nanaimo Winner

Nanaimo’s Maria Edmond is $500,000 richer after only playing Lotto Max for a few months.

After splitting the $1-million Maxmillions prize in the Lotto Max draw on June 15, 2021 with a ticket purchased in Ontario, chances are she has no plans to stop playing anytime soon.

“I’ve always bought Lotto 6/49, and then about three to four months ago I decided to try Lotto Max,” says Edmond. “The first ticket I bought I had won $40, and then won another $40 again after that.”

The retiree purchased her winning ticket at Nanaimo North Town Centre and won on a Quick Pick. She says the first thing on her bucket list is buying a new truck for her husband.

“His truck is 22 years old,” says Edmond. “A new truck was always in the conversation, and we’ll probably purchase a new RV to go camping as well. But [this win] won’t change my life much though, and it’ll give me peace of mind.”

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $84 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.