Calgary man wins $40 million in Lotto Max lottery

CALGARY- A Calgary man is $40 million richer thanks to a huge lotto win—and he didn’t even need to go out and buy a ticket.

Tom Crist plays both Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 by subscription, paying for selections up to a year in advance. On May 3rd, he struck it big, thanks to one of his winning numbers.

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“I wasn’t even sure which game I’d won on, or what the numbers were,” Crist said. “I’ve paid for the subscription when I get the renewal notice every year, and then I just file it – sometimes I’d get a cheque for $10 or $20, but I never expected this.”

Crist’s win is the largest ever win in Calgary—surpassing the $30 million windfall that Darrell Szczerba had back in February.

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