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Kelowna grandmother to share $50-million jackpot with family

June Bergh of Kelowna won the $50-million jackpot in the April 9 Lotto Max draw.
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April 12, 2016 - 11:14 AM

KELOWNA - All she was dreaming of was a $1-million Maxmillion prize, but one Kelowna grandmother got to claim a $50-million Lotto Max jackpot in Kamloops today.

June Bergh won the grand prize in the April 8 Lotto Max draw, the second grand prize winner from Kelowna this year already. 

Bergh bought her ticket at the Highway 97 North Safeway in Kelowna and says she was hoping to walk away with the Maxmillion prize and was shocked when she realized her ticket was worth $50 million.

“When I first checked my ticket, initially I thought I won $50,000 and I asked my husband to take a look and double check it. He instantly became dazed when he realized we were holding a $50-million ticket,” Bergh says in a release from B.C. Lottery Corp. “I didn’t believe it until I arrived at Kamloops and the player services assistant congratulated me for winning $50 million.”

The grandmother plans to share her winnings with her children and grandchildren and is planning to take a cruise with her husband of 54 years.

The winner of a $5-million Lotto 6/49 ticket bought in Vernon for the April 9 draw has not yet come forward. 

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