After only playing Lotto Max for a few short months, Nanaimo’s Maria Edmond was ecstatic to learn she had won a $500,000 Maxmillions prize. 

“I’ve always bought Lotto 6/49, and then about three to four months ago I decided to try Lotto Max,” says Edmond. “The first ticket I bought I had won $40, and then won another $40 again after that.”

Hot on a winning streak, Edmonds purchased another ticket from Nanaimo North Town Centre. She won her prize on a Quick draw in the June 15th Lotto Max draw. 

Edmonds splits the $1,000,000 Maxmillions prize with another lucky winner in Ontario.

When asked what she plans on buying with her winnings, Edmonds says the first thing on her list is a new truck for her husband. 

“His truck is 22 years old,” says Edmond. “A new truck was always in the conversation, and we’ll probably purchase a new RV to go camping as well.”

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