Vancouver Resident Couldn’t Hold Back Tears After $500,000 Lotto Max Win

November 10, 2022


Rajan Raj couldn’t hold back his tears while telling his brother he won  $500,000 playing Lotto Max from the October 21, 2022 draw.  

“I was in the same store where I bought the ticket,” recalled Raj, who shared a Maxmillions prize from the draw with another winner in Ontario.  “I checked a few tickets and they were small wins, then I checked the winning ticket and I was sweating.”

Raj first told his brother of his win, and they were both overcome with joy and, “cried a lot.” 

The Vancouver resident, who enjoys music and plays with a group, purchased and validated his ticket at Urban Choice Market on Davie Street in Vancouver.

On how it feels to win? 

“It’s a dream come true! I will celebrate with my close family and some friends and might plan something for next summer.” 

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $157 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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