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Kamloops woman wins $500,000 in Lotto Max draw

Alison Trulsen's June 18 ticket, purchased at the Aberdeen Petro-Canada gas station, matched all seven numbers in a Maxmillions draw. She split the $1 million prize with a ticketholder in Quebec.
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Alison Trulsen said she doesn’t have any immediate plans for her prize, but noted she will likely “put it away for a rainy day or invest it.”

Alison Trulsen had 500,000 toppings on her celebratory pizza dinner after finding out she had won a half-million dollars in a recent Lotto Max lottery draw.

The Kamloops woman’s June 18 ticket, purchased at the Aberdeen Petro-Canada gas station, matched all seven numbers in a Maxmillions draw (side draws for $1 million, separate from the seven numbers drawn for the main jackpot).

On the night Trulsen found out she had won $500,000 (she split the $1 million with a ticket holder in Quebec), she and her husband had one idea in mind to celebrate — a pizza dinner for two.

 “I don’t have any big plans to celebrate,” Trulsen said. “However, my husband and I plan on having pizza … it’s nice not having to cook.”

After learning she had won on the self-checker at the gas station, Trulsen told her husband immediately.

“I still couldn’t believe it and had to share the news with him” she said. “He was pretty happy.”

 Trulsen said she doesn’t have any immediate plans for her prize, but noted she will likely “put it away for a rainy day or invest it.”