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Man wins $119,000 in Lotto MAX

Christopher Pearson won $119,676.90 as part of the second prize in the Lotto MAX draw. — photo supplied
Christopher Pearson won $119,676.90 as part of the second prize in the Lotto MAX draw.
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An Embrun man is more than $100,000 richer after winning the second prize in the Lotto MAX draw.

Christopher Pearson won $119,676.90 in the November 20, 2020 draw. He picked up his ticket from Embrun Convenience on Notre Dame Street, the same location from which fellow Embrun resident Lyne Carmichael bought a winning Instant Crossword Deluxe earlier this year.

Pearson, a chef, said he regularly entered the lottery and came up with his own numbers a few years ago. “I couldn’t believe what I saw so I opened and closed the app to check again,” he said of the discovery that he had won. “It feels shocking. I am in disbelief.” 

The father of two told his fiancé about the win right away. He planned to use the winnings to pay bills and save for future vacations.