Surrey’s Mohammed Khan in a photo released Monday by BCLC.

Surrey lottery winner of $1M picked eight numbers, not seven – then removed one, in a lucky decision

Retiree Mohammed Khan says his win is actually a happy mistake

Fishing in Fiji and helping family are among things Mohammed Khan wants to accomplish with money he won in a recent lottery.

The Surrey resident matched all seven numbers to win $1 million in the Lotto Max Maxmillions draw held on Friday, Nov. 30.

The retiree says his win is actually a happy mistake, according to a BCLC release Monday.

“When I bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven on King George Boulevard, I picked eight numbers, not seven,” stated Khan. “The clerk told me I had too many numbers, so I removed number 28. It made my timing perfect to buy the ticket.”

The store that sold the winning ticket is located at 7195 King George Blvd., in Newton.

Khan has been buying tickets for decades, according to the release, and is looking forward to living life a little easier.

“This will give us the freedom to do some traveling and help some relatives who need help,” Khan stated.

Khan and his wife plan to pay off their home mortgage and credit cards, and then buy a new car.

After that, “I want to go fishing in my home country of Fiji,” Khan said. “Now I can feel relieved that I have no more debt. I’ve worked hard all my life. This will help.”

Khan is among 33 British Columbians to win a Lotto Max Maxmillions prize in 2018.

CLICK HERE to “watch some amazing lottery winner stories” on the playnow.com website.

• RELATED: ‘Normal guy’ from Surrey wins $1M in lottery, plans to help animals in need

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey tells Uber to cease operations in city, but company ‘respectfully’ declines

Ridesharing company told to stop operating within the city by 9 p.m. Jan. 24

South Surrey couple donates $250K to students in honour of late son

Joseph Chung Scholarship Fund helps out 100 post-secondary students

Surrey RCMP investigate report of explosion at home

‘Emotionally elevated’ person taken ‘safely’ into custody: police

Man killed in fall from 3 Civic Plaza balcony in Surrey

Heavy emergency services presence in plaza at the skyscraper, at 13475 Central Ave.

Outdoor skating rink at free Winter Festival in Surrey, with food trucks and more

At Guildford Town Centre, hit the ice for free with your own skates or rent some for donation

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

Coronavirus concerns cause cancellation of Langley Lunar New Year celebration

Close to 1,000 were expected to attend the annual Live In Langley event on Saturday

Second earthquake in two days strikes near Agassiz

A 2.6-magnitude recorded Saturday morning

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Most Read