A ’98 Dodge Viper for Castlegar’s Newest Millionaire After Scoring Lotto Max Prize

November 10, 2022


After winning a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the October 21, 2022 draw, Chad Madrigga knew exactly what his first purchase was going to be — his dream car: a 1998 Dodge Viper. 

“I’ve always wanted a Viper and a few times before I almost bought one, but then common sense kicked in,” Madrigga recalled. 

The Castlegar resident was fixing his girlfriend’s jeep when he found out the news after she checked the winning numbers online. 

“She saw there was a winner in the area and insisted that I check my ticket and sure enough, a winner. You probably can’t publish what I said next!” 

Madrigga’s girlfriend was “ecstatic” upon finding out his ticket was the winning one. So much so that she then went and got a shirt made up for him (pictured) and surprised him with it to commemorate the occasion. 

Aside from a new old car, Madrigga plans to renovate his garage, making it bigger for his “cool new toys” and to take his family on a road trip across Canada next year. 

The winning ticket was purchased at the Genelle General Store on 12th Avenue.

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). 

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