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Better Late than Never for Kamloops Maxmillion Winner


Kamloops’ Darcy Hickey has more than a million reasons to smile today. The latest Lotto Max winner in British Columbia matched all 7 numbers to win a $1 million Maxmillion prize from the July 6, 2018 draw.

“I was at Northills Centre and was using the self-checker and was scanning 20 tickets and it was like Free Play, $1, $20, and then $1,000,000?!,” recalled Hickey. “I was in absolute shock. I didn’t think it was real.”

Hickey, who travels often for work, said he usually buys a lottery ticket when he stops for gas. “I have dreamed of quitting my job, renovating my house and traveling,” he said, noting he will also have more time to enjoy hobbies including fishing and coin collecting.

When asked to expand on his plans for the windfall, Hickey added that a new car is in the works and the money just might change his approach to life: “I won’t be so cheap….I mean frugal!”

Hickey – who had the winning ticket in his wallet for more than three months before he checked it – is a great reminder for lottery players to check their tickets as soon as possible. Players have one year from the draw date on the ticket to come forward and claim any prizes.

Did you know there have been 24 Lotto Max Maxmillion prize winners in B.C. so far this year? Anyone can win, and #youcouldbenext. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

Lotto Max customers in B.C. have until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on Friday evenings to purchase a ticket for that night’s draw. Visit or lottery retailers across B.C.

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. The Extra is available with Lotto Max, Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

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