$36M Lotto Max jackpot won by B.C. family
A Vancouver Island man and his family are $36 million richer after winning Friday's $36-million Lotto Max jackpot, a Victoria television station has reported.
David Rennie, his partner Sandra Morgan and their son Kyle Rennie were videotaped holding the winning ticket by CHEK-TV on Saturday.
Earlier Saturday, Trevor Miller with the B.C. Lottery Corp. said the winning ticket had been purchased in Campbell River, a community with a population of 32,000.
Miller said it was the only winning ticket in Canada, and that no one had come forward yet to claim it.
"Obviously there is a lot of excitement. Especially when the win this large happens in a relatively small town, there is a lot of buzz in the town," he said.
"It's important to remember that although the ticket was sold in that town it doesn't necessarily mean the winner is from that town. Could have been somebody who bought it on the way through. Also could, of course, be a group of people going in on a ticket as well. A lot of things we don't know yet. Hoping to know soon, though."
The chances of winning the $36-million jackpot were one in 29 million.
The winner or winners have one year to claim the prize.