'I was in shock!': Vancouver man wins $1-million Lotto Max prize


A Vancouver man says he was in shock after discovering he was the winner of a cool $1-million prize. 

Yee Mon Gin lives in Vancouver and says he has a deep love for cruises, having taken a dozen thus far. After winning the $1-million MAXMILLIONS prize from the Lotto Max draw on Oct. 30, 2020, he looks forward to setting sail again once it’s safe to do so, explains a release from the BCLC. 

The Vancouver resident enjoys playing Lotto Max with Quick Pick numbers and purchased the winning ticket from 88 Supermarket on Victoria Drive. It was there that he checked his ticket with a retailer.

“I couldn’t think of anything,” he recalled. “I was in shock!”

"I’m very happy."

Immediately after he won, Gin shared the life-shattering news with his son, who "was equally excited and happy."

Aside from taking a cruise when it’s safe, Gin has plans to share his win with his family.

“I’m 85 years old and there’s nothing that I need. I’m very happy,” he added.

Play for fun, not to make money

All lottery prize winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their ticket to come forward to claim their prize. The specific retail location where the winning lottery ticket was purchased, and the lottery winners’ name(s) will be announced after the winner has come forward to claim their prize.

In 2020, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $105 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49 and BCLC paid out more than $691 million in lottery prizes.

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). 

The BCLC reminds you: "Remember, play for fun, not to make money.