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Best. Birthday. Ever. For Vancouver Lotto Max Winner


As far as birthdays go, it doesn’t get much better than this for Vancouver’s latest Lotto Max winner. Local chef Stephanie Noel’s birthday tomorrow, November 10, will be one to remember after she matched all seven numbers to win a $1 million Lotto Max Maxmillion prize on the October 12, 2018 draw. She already has plans to hold a huge birthday bash with her friends…and what a party it will be.

“I’ve rented a mansion overlooking the ocean on the Sunshine Coast and all my friends will be there,” said Noel. “The champagne is already on ice!”

Noel purchased the winning ticket at the Ivy Green Husky gas station while visiting Ladysmith, but didn’t check the ticket for nearly a month. “I was at the London Drugs on Hastings Street buying cat food and decided to check my tickets,” she said. “I remained calm but I was also very excited and didn’t know what was going on. It’s awesome!”

Noel plans to pay off her car and then look at investing in real estate, but for right now, “Travel, I love to travel. I want to go to Mexico and have my friends come and visit me there,” she said adding, “It will make for an easier retirement.”

Noel is the 29th British Columbian 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.

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