Jennifer Cole, winner of $31-million Lotto Max jackpot on July 8, 2021.

Last year BC residents cashed in big through lottery winnings, including Vancouver Islanders.

According to a BCLC, 100 million winning lotto tickets were sold throughout the province in 2022 which resulted in more than $802 million in prizes for lottery players.

On Vancouver Island alone, 17.6 million tickets were sold netting $110.8 million being won by islanders.

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Just before the new year, Patricia Weaver and Erin Roberston, a grandmother and granddaughter duo from Lake Cowichan were able to enjoy a stress free holiday after winning $675,000 playing Set for Life.

ā€œI was at home and had to check on my phone to let it sink in,ā€ said Robertson.

The family are one of eight winners that cashed in grand prizes valued at $500,000 or more.Ā 

West Kelownaā€™s Jennifer Cole became the largest prize winner in BCLC history after scoring a $31-million Lotto Max jackpot on July 8th, 2021.

ā€œAs we welcome the new year, weā€™re excited to look back at 2022 and celebrate our players and the dreams that became realities for our lottery winners,ā€ said Pat Davis, BCLC President and CEO.Ā 

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