The string of lotto wins in the Lower Mainland is strong right now.
Add to the list of recent winner Rajan Raj, who won $500,000 in the Oct. 21, 2022 Lotto Max draw.
“I was in the same store where I bought the ticket,” recalls Raj in a press release. “I checked a few tickets and they were small wins, then I checked the winning ticket and I was sweating.”
He bought the ticket at the Urban Choice Market on Davie Street near Howe Street. His win was on the Maxmillions; he shares the $1,000,000 prize with someone in Ontario.
His first call was to his brother, and, overcome with joy over the big win, the two "cried a lot." Raj plans on celebrating with his close family and friends before deciding what to do with the money.
The win follows several other recent big prizes handed out around the Lower Mainland in recent weeks.