Anniversary Surprise: Surrey Couple Wins $1 Million From Lotto Max

November 08, 2022


Michelle and Ben Tessarolo have even more reason to celebrate their upcoming 20th anniversary, after winning a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the October 21, 2022 Lotto Max draw. 

“We were at home watching TV, and I thought my Lotto! app must have an error and then we double checked our numbers online,” Michelle recalled of how the couple found out it won. 

Thanks to their life-changing win, the Tessarolos plan to go on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate their anniversary and hope to buy a lakeside home in the interior to enjoy the outdoors after they retire. 

On how it feels to win $1 million? 

“Excited! It will better prepare us for retirement and allow us to have some savings.”

The winning ticket was purchased Circle K on 152 Street in Surrey. 

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $150 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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