A couple people in the region woke up as millionaires Saturday morning. According to those who ponder these things, playing and winning Lotto Max is more than 40 times less likely to happen than getting killed by a terrorist while travelling (one in 650,000 odds).
Although B.C. wasn't home to the winning jackpot ticket, there is someone $202,003 richer from a ticket purchased in Surrey.
There were Max Millions tickets sold in both locations.
An addition eight million-dollar "Maxmillions" prizes were scooped up by Quebecers.
Nine Maxmillions tickets worth $1 million each were sold in Ontario, including in the London area, Mississauga, Ottawa, the Pembroke area, Toronto (two tickets), Whitby, Windsor and on PlayOLG.ca.
In total, 27 of them were won - to be shared by the holders of 37 winning tickets sold across the country.
The LOTTO MAX draw on Friday, June 15 offers a $35-million jackpot.
The winning ticket for the jackpot was sold in Quebec.
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