Victoria’s Richard Pepper matched six out of seven numbers plus the bonus number on the Lotto Max Draw held Dec. 21, 2018 to win $502,000. (BCLC photo)

Victoria’s Richard Pepper matched six out of seven numbers plus the bonus number on the Lotto Max Draw held Dec. 21, 2018 to win $502,000. (BCLC photo)

Canucks game and dinner on the agenda for Victoria’s latest lotto winner

$.5M winner plans to invest the rest after a little splurge

Rest and relaxation are in order for Victoria’s Richard Pepper after claiming his $500,000 win.

Pepper matched six of seven numbers plus the bonus on the Lotto Max Draw held Dec. 21, 2018.

READ ALSO: $1M lottery win goes unclaimed

“It was unbelievable. I just sat there, staring at the screen,” said Pepper.

After checking his numbers against the computer he called his wife. “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,” he said.

Pepper plans to think about big-ticket items, but rest and relaxation in Vancouver are on the immediate agenda.

READ ALSO: 2018 was lucky year for 36 B.C. winners

“My wife and I will head to the mainland and catch a Canucks game and have a nice dinner,” he said. “In the future, I plan to invest a little and I’d also like to help out my family. 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 more than $153 million in Lotto Max prizes in 2018.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter