Viva Las Vegas! New Westminster Resident Wins $500,000 Lotto Max Prize on

July 07, 2022

New Westminster Winner

Dimitri Golimbonis is looking forward to attending a music festival in Las Vegas after winning $500,000 from the Lotto Max draw from June 7, 2022. The New Westminster resident shared a $1-million Maxmillions prize with another player in Ontario.

“I was playing at home and told my girlfriend I won. She laughed and said I was lying and then we hugged. We were speechless,” said Golimbonis, who purchased his ticket on BCLC’s – B.C.s’ only legal, regulated gambling website. 

Golimbonis plans to purchase a home and send he and his girlfriend’s parents’ to their home country to visit family. He also plans to enjoy some travel. 

“I want to go to Vegas for a music festival and I’m a big sports guy, so it would be great to visit some stadiums.” 

On how it feels to win $500,000? 

“It’s so surreal. I’ve imagined before what I would do if I won and how I would act. It’s a sigh of relief for myself and my family.” 

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $64 million playing 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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