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Burnaby couple planning dream wedding after hitting Lotto Max jackpot

He only bought a ticket because co-workers did

Weddings, as we all know, can be heinously expensive.

Burnaby’s Binxiao Qin and his fiancée won’t have to worry about that after hitting it big in the lottery.

Qin now has a lot of extra money to plan that special day after winning a $1-million Maxmillions prize from the December 10, 2021 Lotto Max draw.

“My fiancée was so surprised,” says Qin, in a news release. “We found out on the BCLC Lotto! App [the day after the draw]. I showed her the phone and we saw the $1-million prize.”

Qin was inspired to buy his ticket on when his co-workers were buying their lottery tickets and reminded him to buy his.

“They were buying their tickets, so I thought ‘okay, I’ll follow along, I’ll buy too,’” says Qin.

Those same co-workers told him the next day they had won one dollar, sparking him to check his ticket.

“I was just so surprised!”

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $257 million in winnings from Lotto Max. Anyone can win and #YouCouldBeNext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PST).