VANCOUVER — A woman from Surrey, B.C., has claimed a Lotto Max prize of $39.5 million and is thinking about a trip to Rome.
Michelle De Roma purchased her ticket at the Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Centre and says when she heard someone in the area won, she scanned her ticket and $39 million popped up on the screen.
De Roma, who’s a mother of three, says her husband didn’t believe her so he checked online for himself, shouted “Wow,” then gave her a kiss.
She says she’d like to see the Colosseum in Rome and the family has plans for a new home.
She won the jackpot in the Dec. 28 draw and says she and her family spent a few days celebrating before claiming the money.
De Roma says matching the seven numbers was “an amazing blessing.”
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