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Christmas win of $500,000 for Chetwynd resident


Adam Chadwick purchased a Lotto Max ticket for the December 25, 2015 draw on a whim and it paid off to the tune of $500,000.

Chadwick self-checked his ticket and said he initially thought the machine was broken when he saw a five and a whole bunch of zeros.

“I was so shocked that I had to call my sister over to confirm that I was a winner and that what I was seeing was correct,” explained Chadwick. “I was a deer in the headlights in that moment.”

The Chetwynd resident is planning on investing his winnings and is also thinking about doing some traveling. The first order of business will likely be to pay off his truck.

The winning ticket was purchased at Byron’s Food Market in Ladysmith.

Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here.

Lotto Max can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at, with tickets available until 7:30 p.m. (PT) on draw day (Friday).  

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