“I Can’t Believe This!”: Vancouver Resident Scores $222K Lotto Max Win on

May 27, 2024


Gavin Wilson was pleasantly surprised to discover that his $222,674.30 Lotto Max prize from the May 14, 2024 draw was real, after initially thinking that it was a “technical glitch”. 

The Vancouver resident was in the car on the way home from a family dinner when he decided to check his ticket on BCLC’s, where he also purchased the ticket from. 

“I had my wife pull the car over to show her the amount,” he recalled of the moment he discovered his win. “We couldn’t believe it!” 

Wilson’s wife was just as surprised as he was.

“She was shocked. We had to make sure it wasn’t a technical glitch,” said Wilson.

Wilson said that he has been “very low key” about his win. He plans to use a part of it to pay off his mortgage and will invest some as well.

On how it feels to win? 

“Surreal! It’s an amazing feeling.”