Langley’s Martin Munday had to look at his December 17, 2021 Lotto Max ticket a few ‘Extra’ times after scanning it and seeing $500,000 pop up.
Munday purchased his Lotto Max ticket at the Brookswood Chevron on 208th street and won his unexpected prize thanks to saying ‘Yes’ to the Extra; he scanned it at home with the Lotto! app.
“I had to do a double take,” he recalled. “My first thought was I have to call my wife! I could not believe it.”
Munday’s wife had a hard time believing the life-changing news, and thought he was joking.
“Once she knew I wasn’t, she got very excited. She went to work that day – I don’t think I would have been able to,” he recalled.
The Langley winner says his first stop will be the garage to spiff-up his vehicle, and next, he says he’ll plan a fun, celebratory dinner with family once everyone feels safe enough to plan a larger family gathering. Munday said they will likely invest the rest into their future.
In 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $42 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $266 million from Lotto Max. Anyone can win and #YouCouldBeNext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at www.playnow.com/lottery/winners/you-could-be-next. Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PST).
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