Big lotto win for Victoria friends

Victoria Shipyards workers cash in $2-million BC49 ticket

After 28 years buying lottery tickets together, long-time Victoria friends Jimmy Sivertson and John Boyd finally got their lucky break.

The pair will share a $2-million prize after winning the BC49 jackpot on Sept. 8. Boyd purchased the ticket at Haultain Grocery.

The men have worked together at the Victoria shipyards for 20 years. The B.C. Lottery Corporation stated that Sivertson plans to buy a new boat and share his half of the prize with his family.

“I’m thinking about going to test drive a new hot rod and maybe we’ll take a family trip,” said Boyd.

There was no word on whether either man plans to quit their job.

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