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Kelowna man scores $500K Lotto Max win

Kelowna resident Troy Brown won $500,000 with his Lotto Max ticket purchased Feb. 9, 2021.
March 09, 2021 - 9:47 AM

A Kelowna man is $500,000 richer after he decided to play the extra draw when he purchased his Lotto Max ticket last month.

Troy Brown left the store with something that wasn’t on his shopping list: a winning $500,000 Lotto Max ticket from the Feb. 9 draw, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation, in a press release.

Brown decided to select the extra option when he purchased his ticket at the Circle K Convenience store on Glenmore Drive in Kelowna.

He was on Vancouver Island for work when he stopped at the grocery store for some lunch and remembered he had the ticket.

“I scanned my ticket and couldn’t believe it. I was in disbelief,” he said in the release. “I asked the person behind me to make sure I was seeing things right. I was shaking so bad that he had to help me scan the ticket again.”

After he realized he’d matched 4/4 numbers to win the extra’s top prize, he phoned his wife to share to news, however, she was at work so he left quite a few ecstatic messages for her.

Brown celebrated his life-changing win by treating his work crew to dinner, something he was happy to do.

“It’s truly an amazing feeling,” he said.

With the winnings, Brown looks forward to a family vacation to Hawaii or Costa Rica once it’s safe to travel again and plans to renovate his home.

“It’s a game changer for my family,” he said,

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