Forget Disneyland - Burnaby lotto winner going to the Philippines

A new house, new car and a trip to the Philippines are just some of the possibilities that Burnaby’s newest millionaire is pondering. Robert Eliseeff matched all seven numbers to win a $1 million Maxmillion prize for the Nov. 30 Lotto Max draw.

Eliseeff learned of his win after scanning his ticket while shopping with his family in New Westminster.

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“I couldn’t find my family so I decided to check my ticket,” he said. “My family thought it was a joke until we all went and checked together.”

The win will allow Eliseeff to spend more time with his loved ones. “We will celebrate with a nice dinner for now and then go to the Philippines next year to visit family and friends,” he said.   

Eliseeff is also looking forward to buying a new house and upgrading his car.

“I have had to move multiple times over the years. It will be nice to have a place of my own.” 

The Super Save gas station on Kingsway and Macpherson Ave in Burnaby sold the winning ticket.

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