“I Thought it was a Joke!”: Terrace Resident Wins $1 Million from Lotto Max on

October 20, 2022

Terrace Winner

It was no joking matter for Neil Nabata, when he realized he won a Maxmillions prize of $1 million from the September 30, 2022, Lotto Max draw, on – B.C.’s only legal gambling website. 

“I thought it was a joke, I couldn’t believe it,” recalled Nabata, of the moment he learned he won after receiving a notification from

The Terrace resident first told his sister and nephew of his win. 

“I first told my sister and nephew – they were shocked and very happy.” 

Nabata is thankful that his winnings will provide more flexibility towards his retirement and plans to help his close friends and family. 

On how it feels to win the lottery? 

“I am very grateful and lucky.”  

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $144 million from Lotto Max. 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

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