Christine Lauzon was picking up a packet of peanuts as a snack on September 28, when something told her she should buy a lottery ticket as well.
$ 70 million Lotto Max ticket bought in Burnaby is the biggest lottery jackpot ever in British Columbia
This Lotto Max ticket turned out to be more than just luck. At $ 70 million, this is the biggest lottery jackpot ever won in British Columbia.
“I felt like I needed to get a ticket or something,” Lauzon said.
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Lauzon checked the ticket online at home, where she realized she had won. She then shared the news with her roommate and father.
“They were both so surprised and excited,” she said. “My father… couldn’t keep a straight face. “
The ticket was sold at a Shoppers Drug Mart on Hastings Street in North Burnaby.
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Lauzon said the first priority would be to talk to a financial advisor about what to do with the windfall, and then give some of the money to his immediate family.
But she said she was going to take some time to decide how to deal with the winnings.
According to the BC Lottery Corporation, the odds of winning Lotto Max are one in 33,294,800.