12 months and 12 new millionaire wins: Atlantic Canadians won big in 2020

Amidst the uncertainly and anxiety that 2020 brought, we all learned just how far a little good news can go. At Atlantic Lottery, we get to experience a lot of positivity when major winners claim their prizes – and we wanted to share some of that good news with you.

Atlantic Lottery paid out $551.8 million in prizes to winners in every corner of the four Atlantic provinces in 2020, including 629 wins of $10,000 or more!

Better yet, Atlantic Lottery celebrated twelve wins of $1 million or more in 2020. That’s like a new millionaire win every month!

Here’s a look back at all the new millionaires we met last year:

  • Alex Bailey of Truro, N.S. won $1 million thanks to the Lotto Max TWIST Tuesdays promotion
  • Fred and Sharon Worthman of Heart’s Desire, N.L. won $1 million on Atlantic 49
  • Scott MacDonald of Sydney, N.S. won the Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize worth $1 million
  • Trinity Conception Group of Bay de Verde, N.L. shared $1 million thanks to Maxmillions
  • Joe Linehan of St. John’s, N.L. won $1 million on Maxmillions
  • Yvonne Reader of Bedford, N.S. won the top prize on the $2 Million Supreme Scratch N’Win ticket
  • Peter Douthwaite of Woodstock, N.B. won just over $1 million on a Lotto Max second prize
  • Raymond Lillington of Dingwall, N.S. took home his second Lotto 6/49 Jackpot worth $17.4 million (yes, you read that correctly – Raymond has won two Lotto 6/49 jackpots)
  • Nicole Parsons and Francois-Xavier Morency won a Lotto 6/49 Jackpot worth $18.2 million
  • SJ Seven Group of Saint John, N.B. shared a Lotto 6/49 $1 million Guaranteed Prize
  • William and Marilyn Parker of Dartmouth, N.S. took home a Lotto 6/49 $1 million Guaranteed Prize
  • Wayne and Yvonne Bishop of Bay Roberts, N.L. won the Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize of $1 million
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Celebrating all these wonderful winners was a bright spot for Atlantic Lottery employees throughout 2020. With a new year upon us, we’re eager to start tallying how many giant cheques we get to hand out to Atlantic Canadians in 2021 – the first of which recently went to Elaine Johnson of St. Johns, N.L. for her $1-million Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize win. Congratulations Elaine!