Surrey’s Michelle De Roma Is The Winner Of The Big $39 Million Lotto Prize

Michelle De Roma found out she won after heading to Tsawwassen Mills to do some shopping. “I heard someone won in South Delta, so I decided to check my ticket,” she said. “I went and scanned it myself and it said ‘it’s a winner,’ and then the number $39 million came up.”

SURREY  – “An Amazing Blessing’ is the way  Surrey resident Michelle De Roma described her huge $39.5 Million Lotto Max Win from last Friday.

“When I won, I wanted to say thank you,” explained De Roma. The Surrey resident matched all seven numbers in the Lotto Max draw held Friday, December 28, 2018 to win the massive jackpot of $39.5 million.

De Roma found out she won after heading to Tsawwassen Mills to do some shopping. “I heard someone won in South Delta, so I decided to check my ticket,” she said. “I went and scanned it myself and it said ‘it’s a winner,’ and then the number $39 million came up.”

De Roma, a mother of three, waited a few days to celebrate with her husband and family before claiming her prize. “My husband didn’t believe me at first, so we checked it again online and we matched all the numbers. He is very happy – he shouted ‘wow!’ and then he kissed me.”

Despite still being in shock, De Roma has some big plans for the future, including a new house and new travel destinations. “We are planning to move out of Surrey, but we don’t know where yet,” she explained. “I have always wanted to go to Rome and I really want to see the Coliseum. For the most part right now, though, I’m just thinking about my kids and their future.”

Speaking through happy tears she added, “Our lives have been changed forever. Dreams really do come true.”

De Roma purchased her winning ticket at the Gateway Newstand in Tsawwassen Mills. She is the first jackpot winner of 2019 in B.C. Anyone can win and #youcouldbenext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at www.playnow.com/lottery/winners/you-could-be-next.

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Raj Paul Dhillon is an award winning journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. He received his second National Best Editorial Award from the National Ethnic Media and Press Association of Canada, presented to him by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on November 21, 2010 in Toronto. Aside from an extensive writing/editing work with a number of newspapers and magazines (currently the editor of the South Asian LINK newspaper, the oldest South Asian newspaper in Canada), he has also done freelance writing for mainstream publications like The Vancouver Sun and Georgia Straight newspapers. He holds a degree in Communications and in Film from Simon Fraser University.

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