Quality Family Time Ahead for Sechelt $1-Million Lotto Max Winner

June 09, 2022

Sechelt Winner

Matthew Cookney plays the lottery with the dream of taking his family on a vacation if he ever won big, and he plans on doing just that after scooping up a whopping $1-million Maxmillions prize from the May 27, 2022 Lotto Max draw.

“I’ve always dreamt of going on a family vacation if I won… it’s unbelievable,” he said of his win.

The Sechelt resident purchased his ticket from the Mason Place Market on Norwest Bay Road and was at home when he discovered he won after checking his ticket on BCLC’s Lotto! app.

“I didn’t believe it when I saw the number. I had to check it a few times. It’s a life-changing amount of money that can take the pressure off of the cost of living as a family,” Cookney explained.

Cookney is most excited to share the news with his parents.

“I haven’t told them yet,” he added.

In addition to a family vacation, Cookney plans to pay off his mortgage and invest some of the prize as well.

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $51 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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