Burnaby woman splits $1-million lottery prize with Ontario winner

Burnaby woman splits $1-million lottery prize with Ontario winner
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Brian German won a $1 million Maxmillions prize in the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw. He also won $2 with the Encore selection on his ticket, bringing his total winnings to $1,000,002.

German bought the winning lottery ticket at Sobeys at Columbia Street and Fischer-Hallman Road in Waterloo.

“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!”

A Burnaby women who won $500,000 with a winning Oct. 26 Maxmillion ticket plans to pay off the mortgage, work a little less and travel.

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Burnaby's Min Tong Zheng will split a $1-million Maxmillion prize after matching all seven numbers in the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw. BCLC handout

When asked to describe how she felt when she knew she had won Zheng said her mind went blank. “I began doubting myself at the moment and it wasn’t until a few days later that it settled in.”

A Burnaby women who won $500,000 with a winning Oct. 26 Maxmillion ticket plans to pay off the mortgage, work a little less and travel.

Burnaby resident Min Tong Zheng plans to pay off her mortgage and do more traveling after winning a Maxmillion prize in the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw.

“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,” said Min Tong Zheng, a self-described optimist who enjoys singing and photography. “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. 

Zheng said she never thought of winning the grand prize — and just wanted to win one of the Maxmillions.

In describing how it felt to win, Zheng said her mind went blank. “I began doubting myself at the moment and it wasn’t until a few days later that it settled in.”

Zheng has been buying lottery tickets since coming to Canada in 2003 and plans to continue to play Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49.

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