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Grand Forks man scores $1M lottery win

Colton Burwash of Grand Forks “freaked out” when he learned he had won a $1-million Maxmillions prize on the June 15, 2021 Lotto Max draw.
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July 16, 2021 - 10:56 AM

A Grand Forks man “freaked out” when he learned he had won a $1-million Maxmillions prize on the June 15 Lotto Max draw.

Colton Burwash said he was getting ready for work when he scanned his ticket with a phone app and realized he won the prize.

“It was a blur,” Burwash said in a B.C. Lottery Corporation media release. “I was getting ready for work… and thought why not check my ticket. I freaked out and thought I was going crazy.”

He bought the ticket at the Christina Lake Canco and the first person he called with the good news was his roommate, followed by his family.

“Everyone thought I was joking around,” he said. “The first few days after finding out, I felt like I would wake up and it was going to be some sort of dream.”

Burwash bought his roommate and parents dinner and plans to take some extra vacation time this summer before investing his winnings with plans for an early retirement.

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