Enderby woman wins $1M with free play

Tanya Williams claims her $1-million Maxmillion prize.
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ENDERBY - An Enderby woman is celebrating her birthday with the ultimate present — a $1 million Maxmillion prize.

Tanya Williams, who celebrates her birthday this week, won a free play and $1 on a previous Lotto Max draw and used that to get another ticket. She found out she was a winner when she stopped by a gas station to check her ticket.

“I thought maybe I had won a dollar or something,” she says. “I was in shock and speechless when I found out the amount. Then I started getting really shaky and thought it was a dream. Everyone around me was a lot more excited because I was in shock.”

Williams plans to spend the winnings on upgrading the family vehicles, purchasing some property to build a home and financially securing her son’s future.

There were more than 30 Maxmillion prizes up for grabs in the last draw and of the 17 winning tickets, Williams’ ticket was the only winner from B.C. The winning ticket was bought at the Quilakwa Stop & Shop in Enderby.

The next Lotto Max draw on May 29 is for a $50 Million jackpot plus 50 Maxmillions.

In April Vernon couple Margaret and Albert Greening won $5.8 million in a Lotto 6/49 draw.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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