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Dream House a Reality for MAXMILLIONS Winner


It takes a lot to stun New Hazelton forestry fire fighter Benjamin Mowitch but when he saw seven matching numbers and $1,000,000 flashing on the lottery terminal screen he was at a loss for words.

The longtime Lotto Max player began buying tickets at the Chevron in New Hazelton years ago when he heard there had been a winner there. “I remember thinking to myself that this location must be lucky,” he smiles. And it turns out he was right.

Mowitch matched 7/7 numbers on the February 28th LOTTO MAX draw to win one of 20 MAXMILLIONS.

“I hadn’t heard that there was a large win in New Hazelton but I always check my tickets the day after the draw. So I couldn’t believe my eyes when I realized I was a big winner after all these years of playing!” Mowitch says, still in disbelief. “I told my parents right away and they thought I was pulling a prank! Even my boss can’t believe it.”

Mowitt has been planning to build his dream home for many years and his dream can now become a reality. He also plans to take a holiday with his winnings. “It’s surreal. After today, I am a millionaire,” he smiles.   

This Friday, March 7, the Lotto Max jackpot is an estimated $50 million with $30 MAXMILLIONS available to be won.


  • Draws held each Friday night
  • Each $5 ticket features 3 chances to win (7 numbers each)
  • To win a jackpot players must match 7/7 numbers (from 1-49)
  • Odds of winning a jackpot are one in 28.6 million per play


  •  When a LOTTO MAX jackpot reaches $50 Million, ticket sales fund additional $1 Million prizes called MAXMILLIONS
  • Each MAXMILLION jackpot has its own separate draw following the main draw
  • Players must match 7/7 numbers to win a corresponding MAXMILLION prize

LOTTO MAX can be played at all BCLC retail locations and online at, with tickets available for sale until 6:00 p.m. (PT) on draw day (Friday). Winning numbers can be found online at following each draw.

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