What a way to start a new chapter of life together for one Metro Vancouver couple. Langley's Liam McIver and his fiancée Anita Cremer are now able to pay for their dream wedding and honeymoon trip after they won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the Lotto Max draw on June 22, 2021.
For this soon-to-be-married twosome, seeing isn't necessarily believing - not at first, at least.
“I was at home and checked our ticket on the BCLC Lotto! app,” says Cremer in a BCLC media release. “My first thought was that this isn’t real.”
Cremer immediately called McIver to tell him the news over the phone.
“I was driving home when Anita called me,” says McIver. “I didn’t believe her at first. I actually didn’t believe it until I got home and scanned the ticket for myself.”
In fact, McIver and Cremer scanned the ticket about eight times, just to be sure.
The pair had purchased the winning ticket at the Safeway on Fraser Highway in Langley.
McIver and Cremer's wedding is set for next year, and will use their winnings to not only pay for the big event, but also to put toward paying off their mortgage, a new travel trailer, and their Nashville honeymoon.