“She Thought I was Joking!”: Surrey Man’s Wife Didn’t Believe $1-Million Lotto Max Win

November 7, 2022


Kanwar Kapoor’s wife needed to do a double take – literally – before believing that her husband had won a whopping Maxmillions prize of $1 million from the October 18, 2022 Lotto Max draw. 

In fact, Kapoor had to bring her to a retailer to check the ticket at a self-scanner before she understood that the life-changing lottery win was in fact real. 

“I was most excited to tell my wife, she thought I was joking and didn’t believe me,” recalled the Surrey resident. “So, I took her with me to validate it again and showed her the total.”

Kapoor first learned he won after validating his ticket using the self-scanner at a Petro Canada, and after had the retailer there validate his ticket. 

He plans on setting aside some of his winnings for his children’s education.

On how it feels to win $1 million? 

“This win will give me a bit of cushion and a sense of security.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Canco on Lougheed Highway in Deroche.  

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $158 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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