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Largest-ever lotto prize: B.C. woman wins $70M

A Burnaby woman can thank peanuts for helping her win B.C.’s largest-ever lottery prize.

Christine Lauzon won $70-million in the Sept. 28 Lotto Max draw.

Lauzon says she stopped by a Burnaby store to soothe a hankering for peanuts and made a spur-of-the-moment decision to add a lottery ticket to her purchase.

“I just thought, ‘Why not buy a ticket?’” Lauzon says. “I have definitely dreamed about it but I never thought it would actually happen. You never think it’s going to happen.”

According to Lauzon, she’ll be sharing the money with close family members, and donating some to charity.

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“I feel nervous and excited all in one,” she adds. “I can’t fully wrap my head around it all right now. I am so excited for what is to come.”

So far this year, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $169 million in winnings from Lotto Max.

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