Kamloops Soccer Parents Score the Ultimate Goal: A $1-Million Lotto Max Prize

July 11, 2022

Kamloops Winners

Michael and Jennifer Strange enjoy watching their kids score in soccer but were shocked to find out they scored a winning goal of their own playing Lotto Max: a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the June 3, 2022 draw.

The Kamloops residents found out they won when Michael stopped at the mall in between tournament games and decided to check their ticket.

“I thought we only won $10 because I didn’t have my glasses on,” he recalled. “I checked it again and realized there were a lot more zeros than $10!”

Michael could hardly contain his excitement but decided to wait until the tournament was done to share the news with his family. The couple’s parents were over the moon for them. 

“Our parents are exhilarated and so excited for us,” Jennifer exclaimed.  

The millionaires plan to put their prize towards a new car and some home renovations. They purchased the ticket from Shoppers Drug Mart on Summit Drive.

“It’s life-changing… we’re speechless. It will upgrade our life and will add financial security in a topsy-turvy world,” Michael added. 

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $100 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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