Sparwood couple win half a million in lotto

A Sparwood couple are celebrating after winning half a million dollars in the Lotto Max MaxMillions Friday night.

  • Mon Oct 29th, 2012 1:00pm
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Diana and Lee Anderson with the winning ticket

A Sparwood couple are celebrating after winning half a million dollars in the Lotto Max MaxMillions Friday night.

Diana and Lee Anderson, from Sparwood, found out about their win on Saturday morning when Diana checked the ticket online.

“I was in shock and nobody would believe me!” said Diana, calling The Free Press from Lotto Max headquarters in Kamloops where the couple travelled on Sunday to pick up the money. “I was with my daughter when I checked the numbers, then I called my husband at work.”

The couple buy a ticket every week, but bought extra for Friday’s draw, because the jackpot was $50 million.

But Lee, who is a serviceman at Greenhills mine, and Diana, a waitress, have no plans for the money yet.

“Well, it’s not enough to retire on,” said Diana. “I think we’re still in shock because we have no ideas at all yet what to spend the money on.”

The couple have three daughters and two grandsons.