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Victoria Man’s Retirement Just Got Easier Thanks to Lotto Max


“It was unbelievable. I just sat there, staring at the screen,” said Victoria’s Richard Pepper after he matched six out of seven numbers plus the bonus number on the Lotto Max Draw held December 21, 2018 to win $502,000.

“I checked my numbers that were on my computer, then I called my wife,” Pepper explained.  “When she saw the numbers she ran out the door to the nearest lottery kiosk to double check to see if someone in Victoria actually won.”

While Pepper said he wants some time to think about big-ticket items, for now a little rest and relaxation in Vancouver is just what he needs. “My wife and I will head to the mainland and catch a Canucks game and have a nice dinner.”

“In the future I plan to invest a little and I’d also like to help out my family,” added Pepper. “The best thing is, this will allow me to retire without selling my house, and that takes a lot of stress out. I still don’t believe it.”

British Columbians collected over $153 million in Lotto Max prizes in 2018. 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. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, 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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