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Nanaimo woman cashes in $500K Lotto Max jackpot

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Monday July 12, 2021 | VANCOUVER, BC

by Jalen Codrington | Island Social Trends

Some beginner’s luck has led to a big lottery cashout for a Nanaimo woman.

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Maria Edmond won $500,000 in a split Maxmillion prize.

Maria Edmond split a $1-million Maxmillion prize with another winning ticket holder in Ottawa on June 15, 2021. The retiree purchased her winning ticket at Nanaimo North Town Centre.

“I’ve always bought Lotto 6/49, and then about three to four months ago I decided to try Lotto Max,” says Edmond. “The first ticket I bought I had won $40, and then won another $40 again after that.”

Edmond says the first thing she’s going to do with her winnings is buy her husband a new truck.

“His truck is 22 years old,” says Edmond. “A new truck was always in the conversation, and we’ll probably purchase a new RV to go camping as well. But [this win] won’t change my life much though, and it’ll give me peace of mind.”

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