Winning a sweet $1 million Maxmillions prize from the February 26, 2021 Lotto Max draw may inspire Scott Murcheson, the lead guitarist in the Victoria band MK5, to write a new tune about becoming B.C.’s latest millionaire.
The Vancouver Island resident was with his sister when he realized his ticket was a winner after she checked it on her phone using the Lotto! app.
“Finding out I was a winner was completely shocking,” Murcheson said. “I’m still in shock.”
Murcheson purchased his ticket at the Victoria Loft pub on Gorge Road East.
“I thought, ‘why not?’ I feel like you have to buy a ticket to win,” he said.
As for how he plans to celebrate, it’s no surprise a new guitar and amp are at the top of his wish list. In addition, he said he will gift some of his win to his family and friends.
“I can’t really describe how it feels, but it is like nothing else – it’s a crazy feeling,” he said.
In 2020, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $99 million in winnings from Lotto Max. Anyone can win and #YouCouldBeNext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at www.playnow.com/lottery/winners/you-could-be-next.
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 PlayNow.com. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at www.bclc.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS and Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! app here.