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A Lotto Max Win is Icing on the Cake for Vancouver Man


“You can’t win if you don’t have a ticket,” exclaimed an exuberant Christopher Hase who picked up his $1 million cheque from BCLC after matching all seven numbers in the Lotto Max Draw December 14, 2018 to win a $1 million Maxmillions prize.

The Vancouver resident, who has been playing the lottery in B.C. since the 1970s, purchased his winning ticket at the Safeway on Granville Street in Marpole. “I try to make sure I have a ticket for every draw,” said Hase. “I always use the Quick Pick.”

After taking a few days to consider his life-changing win, Hase and his wife held a Skype meeting with their three children just before New Year’s Day to give them the big news.

“I just want to pass my good fortune onto my immediate family, it will give them all a leg up,” added Hase.

“This will also make our retirement more comfortable.”

Hase is one of 39 British Columbians to win a Lotto Max Maxmillions prize in 2018. Anyone can win and #youcouldbenext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

Lotto Max customers in B.C. have until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on Friday evenings to purchase a ticket for that night’s draw. Visit or lottery retailers across B.C.

Say 'Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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