“I Was Shaking and Crying!”: Surrey Resident Wins $1 Million from Lotto Max

November 09, 2022


It was business as usual for Jayson Madarang as he prepared for work, that is, until he learned he won a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the October 18, 2022 Lotto Max draw. 

“I was at home and I scanned the ticket, then boom - I was shaking and crying, but then everything had to be normal as I had to go to work,” recalled Madarang. 

The Surrey resident plans to take his wife on a vacation to the Philippines to visit family. 

On how it feels to win the lottery?  

“Very thankful, happy and excited! This will change my life in certain ways.”  

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Victoria Drive in Vancouver. 

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $159 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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