Burnaby lottery winner is leaving, on a jet plane

A Burnaby woman plans to pay off the mortgage and do more travelling with her family thanks to a sweet $1 million Maxmillion prize after matching all seven numbers in the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw.

Min Tong Zheng said she is still overwhelmed with excitement.

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“I was at home alone when I matched the first two numbers, I quickly looked at the city and it said ‘Burnaby’ which got me very excited,” she said. “I continued matching the rest of the five numbers and it matched mine.”

Zheng will have to split the $1 million prize with another winner in Ontario, but a cool $500,000 doesn’t bother her at all.

“I never thought of winning the grand prize, I just wanted to win one of the Maxmillions,” she said.

Zheng, who has been buying lottery tickets since coming to Canada in 2003, wanted to tell her husband - but he was in China.

“The day he came back I told him and he scanned the ticket on his phone before he actually believed me. We were all very happy.”

Min Tong Zheng is the 26th Lotto Max Maxmillions prize winner in B.C. this year.

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