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Bourassa-Burnaby- May 11 2015

Lotto player hits the Maxmillion jackpot


Jeffery Bourassa could not believe his eyes when he self-checked his Lotto Max ticket and saw seven matching numbers and $1,000,000 flash across the screen. Bourassa had to take several deep breaths in order to process that he had won the $1 million Maxmillion prize on the May 8, 2015 draw.

“I put the ticket in the machine and I must have checked it six times because I just couldn’t believe it. I even took a picture of the terminal with my phone because it was all so unbelievable,” recalled Bourassa.

Bourassa describes himself as a faithful lottery player and says his game of choice is always Lotto Max because of the $1 Million Maxmillion prizes. Despite winning big, Bourassa says he will continue to play the game that made him $1 million richer.

As for how he will spend his winnings, Bourassa plans on immediately paying off his new truck and is also thinking about taking a quick trip to Whistler to do some soul searching.

“I was really sick as a kid and my family has been through a lot. I finally feel something positive is happening to me,” expressed a grateful Bourassa. “I think my big win is finally starting to sink in.”

Bourassa plans to quit his job, saying the Maxmillion prize will allow him to look for a career he can be passionate about.

“I feel my life has just begun,” smiled Bourassa.

Lotto Max can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at, with tickets available until 6:00 p.m. (PT) on draw day (Friday). Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at

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