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North Vancouver caregiver wins $243K lottery in Lotto Max draw

Joanna Danielewicz calls the surprise lotto win a "blessing"
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North Vancouver's Joanna Danielewicz is calling her Lotto Max win of over $243,000 a "blessing."

A North Vancouver caregiver is springing forward with optimism for the year ahead after cashing in a Lotto Max ticket for over $243,000.

Joanna Danielewicz already considers herself a happy person but recently had her positive outlook kick into overdrive after winning $243,242 in the Dec. 31, 2021, Lotto Max draw. 

“I just feel so happy… it’s a blessing,” she said. 

The North Vancouver resident bought her ticket from the Husky on Third Street West, and checked her ticket on the Lotto! app at home one morning.

Danielewicz called her daughter right away to share the news.

“I sent her a screenshot of the app, and she looked the numbers up online and said, ‘Yes, Mom, you won!’ I truly didn’t believe it… my daughter was so happy for me.”

Danielewicz said she plans to continue working at her job as a caregiver.

She said she’s offered to gift some of her winnings to her kids, but they have so far declined.

“They said this win is for me. They are so thoughtful,” she added.