Richmond Resident Checked Ticket Twice After $500,000 Lotto Max Win

August 22, 2023


Wing Chiu Yu couldn’t believe his eyes after learning he won $500,000 from the June 6, 2023 Lotto Max draw. Yu split a $1-million Maxmillions prize with another player in Ontario. 

“I didn’t believe it,” recalled Yu after using a self-scanner at a gas station to check his ticket. “I checked [the ticket] a second time to make sure it was a winner.”

Yu kept the news of his win a secret before claiming his prize; it’s not a secret any longer. 

The Richmond resident is taking some time to decide what’s next, but on how it feels to win the lottery, he had a one-word answer: “Surprised!” 

Yu purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven in Esso on No. 1 Road and Blundell Road in Richmond. 

So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $186 million in winnings from Lotto Max.

The largest lottery prize ever won in B.C. was a $70 million Lotto Max jackpot, won in September 2021. 

Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PT). Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer 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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