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Jet-setting on horizon for Hope resident after pocketing $1-million in Lotto Max draw

Christel Keller’s future plans include taking care of family and a lot of vacationing

Hope’s Christel Keller says she’s vaccinated and ready to jet off to Tahiti as soon as travel restrictions allow, now that she’s pocketed the $1-million Maxmillions prize she won in the Lotto Max draw on June 18, 2021.

Keller purchased the life-changing winning ticket at the Old Hope Husky, and says it’s always been her dream to win big for her family.

“This means I don’t have to worry about anything anymore,” says Keller. “I can pay for my grandson’s education without any debt, help my daughter with some medical treatments, and I’m going to get in a lot of vacations.”

Keller discovered she had become a millionaire when she brought her ticket back to the same Old Hope Husky she purchased it from.

“I checked it at the instant reader, but didn’t really pay attention to how much I won,” admits Keller. “It wasn’t until I gave it to the cashier afterwards did I realize how much I won!”

Keller says she’s always wanted to go to sunny and warm Tahiti, and says that’s what she’ll be doing first.

So far in 2021, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $84 million in winnings from Lotto Max.

Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PST). Players can purchase tickets at lottery retailers or at


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