Healthcare Co-Workers Win $256,051 Playing Lotto Max Together

July 05, 2022

Coquitlam Winner

It was a happy mistake for Coquitlam resident Adriana Miklosikova, who originally thought her group of nursing colleagues won $256 from the June 14, 2022 Lotto Max draw, but it was really $256,051.80. 

“I was at home, preparing my breakfast after finishing my work out. I scanned the ticket and thought it was $256, but then noticed the comma. I scanned it a few more times on the BCLC Lotto! App and realized it was $256,000,” said Miklosikova. 

The group of 15 nurses, that have been playing the lottery together for about two years, plan to celebrate with a nice dinner together. 

“Winning is unbelievable! We’ll all be able to plan something special with the extra money.” 

When playing the lottery with family, friends or co-workers, it’s important to take some steps that will help avoid any misunderstandings. BCLC recommends that groups appoint someone as a captain to coordinate collecting participants' money, buying the group's ticket(s), tracking group winnings and posting results.

When a ticket is purchased in a retail location, the group captain should print their name on the front or back, along with the words “In Trust” to indicate the ticket belongs to a group. 

Keeping clear records of who is participating in each draw and understanding what happens if a group member does not contribute for a draw helps avoid any confusion if your group wins. 

The Group Prize Agreement form is a form that is required when a group lottery ticket wins a prize of $2,000.01 or greater and must be completed by all group members entitled to a share of the prize won. 

Learn more about tips for playing the lottery as a group, and download the Group Prize Agreement Form, on BCLC’s website: