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Best Christmas Present Ever after Surrey Woman Wins Lotto Max


It was a Christmas Day like no other when Frances Jarvos checked her Lotto Max ticket and quickly realized she matched all seven numbers on the Lotto Max draw held December 21, 2018 to win a $1 million Maxmillion prize. Another winning ticket in Western Canada means Jarvos splits the life-changing prize.

“We were simply sitting on the couch on Christmas morning and my husband scanned the ticket on the Lotto app,” said Jarvos. “It was an immediate sense of relief and security for the family.”

A healthy dose of traveling is on the docket for Jarvos and her husband. “We will probably take a cruise to Alaska, then maybe Newfoundland and the Yukon,” she said.

Jarvos and her husband made a cheeky move after going to her son’s place for Christmas dinner. “We kept it secret and told the entire family at the end of the night,” explained Jarvos. “They were in disbelief. They thought we were kidding. It will make every day less worry free.”

Jarvos purchased her winning ticket at Willowbrook Mall in Langley.

Jarvos 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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