A Filipino family has claimed the largest lottery jackpot in Manitoba history. The Chua family came forward on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 to claim the CAD$60 million Lotto Max jackpot, the equivalent of more than PhP2.2 billion.
The Chua family were presented to members of the media by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC).
The winning ticket was purchased using Play Now, the online lottery portal.
“I thought it might be a Free Play or something. But it said $60 million—I was confused, so I checked on PlayNow.com when I got home,” John Chua said.
According to the WCLC, Chua said that he didn’t realize that he had the largest winning ticket purchased online in Canadian history.
The winning numbers were 11, 21, 23, 25, 28, 41 and 43.
Chua claimed the prize with his wife Jhoana, mother Angie and his uncle Ben Lagman.
Chua’s mother thought Chua was kidding about the lottery win.
“He always plays jokes – he’s a joker, so I didn’t believe it,” she said.
“I just want to take the time and do the smart thing,” Chua said when asked what he’d do with his historic Lotto Max win.
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