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Jorge Vera and Concha Dick holding big prize

Family First for Lotto Max Winners


B.C.’s newest millionaires, Jorge Vera and Concha Dick, say they are planning to help support family thanks to their big win. The Burnaby couple matched all seven numbers and won the $1 million Maxmillion prize from the record-breaking Lotto Max draw on June 8, 2018.

The duo had wrapped up an evening at the Grand Villa Casino when they decided to pick up a lottery ticket on their way out.

“This prize is life changing. It means we can live life more comfortably and help out our family,” said Vera. “To start, we want to help pay off our sons’ student loans and buy them a new car.”

“I have three nieces, one of which is expecting a new baby in August,” said Dick. “I look forward to sharing some of the winnings with them, too.”

In addition to their plans to share the win with family, Vera and Dick will make time to celebrate together with a fancy dinner out on the town.

The winning ticket was sold at the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby.

Lotto Max tickets can be purchased at any BCLC lottery retailer or on until 7:30 p.m. (PST) every Friday evening.

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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