A man from Campbell River is over $800,000 richer after winning a Lotto Max draw from a lottery ticket he purchased at a local laundromat.
Antonius Vollenberg wasn’t necessarily bargaining for much more than just clean clothes when he visited the Campbell River Laundromat during his weekly trip back in late July.
“It was laundry day,” Vollenberg said. “Whenever I do laundry, I buy a ticket.”
The Vancouver Island resident was able to match 6/7 plus the bonus during the July 28 Lotto Max draw, which resulted in earnings of $862,722.80.
“I called my kids and told them we were having a family meeting so I could tell all three together,” he recalled. “They couldn’t believe it…no one really believes me when I tell them at first.”
Vollenberg is seemingly still having a tough time believing the lottery win himself as well, telling the BCLC that he is still “in shock.”
The Campbell River man had been buying Lotto Max tickets twice a week with the hope of helping out his kids. Now, he says he will gift his three children part of the total earnings.
As for the rest of Vollenberg’s earnings, the Island resident says he will save for a new home and a family vacation.
According to the BCLC, lottery players across the province have claimed over $62 million in winnings so far in 2020.
Earlier this month it was announced by BCLC that a group of Victoria bus drivers won the $1 million prize from a similar Lotto Max jackpot on July 31.