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Top Priority for Lotto Max Winner is Self-Care


Kathleen MacDougal had a sneaking suspicion things were about to change after purchasing her weekly Lotto Max ticket, and she was right. The Sidney, B.C. resident matched all seven numbers to win a $1 million Maxmillion prize on the October 12, 2018 draw.

The winning moment was life-changing for MacDougal who has spent much of her life caring for others. “It’s a wonderful feeling for anybody. It just made me feel like the world is off my shoulders. Now I can afford to do what I want.”

A new wardrobe, hair, and nails are all in the works. “I’ve always looked after everyone else and now I’m going to look after me,” asserts B.C.’s newest millionaire.

MacDougal was out for a walk when she decided to check her tickets at the local Pharmasave located at 230 Menzies Street, Victoria. The reality of what came next is still sinking in. “The retailer checked my ticket and she turned white! She asked me my name and said I had just won a million dollars,” she said. “I had to call my best friend to come and get me because I couldn’t even walk. The store staff were very good about it and wouldn’t let me leave until somebody came to get me. I couldn’t stop crying and shaking.”

Apart from a new look, MacDougal plans to head to Hawaii for some much-needed relaxation. Following that, she hopes to invest the money, enjoy some pampering and keep playing the lottery.

MacDougall is the 28th British Columbian to win a Lotto Max Maxmillion 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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