Thursday, March 13, 2014

Surprise Win for Canadian Couple

A couple from Vernon, British Columbia claimed their $1 million Canada Lotto Max prize on Tuesday and admitted the win took them totally by surprise.

Ron and Donna Ritchie's numbers tallied up to a big win in one of Friday night's Lotto Max Maxmillions draws. They had their ticket checked the following morning while out grocery shopping at their local Safeway store.

"The guy behind the ticket counter said someone from Vernon won a million," Donna recalled. "I said it probably wasn't us. I looked at my husband and he goes 'it was.' I said no it wasn't. He said yes it was. I said no it wasn't and I stepped over and looked and there it was.[the proof]"

The Ritchies scooped their win courtesy of one of the 30 Maxmillions draws held on Friday and intend to spend some of their winning on home renovations.

Maxmillions are additional $1 million prizes that are only drawn when the Canada Lotto Max Jackpot reaches $50 million. When Maxmillions prizes are available every Lotto Max ticket is automatically entered into the draws using the numbers chosen for normal Lotto Max draw.