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

Just Posted

Sidney Museum’s Chief Dan George exhibition sees surge of interest

Four mayors, federal Green leader, Tsartlip reps to attend June 21 opening ceremony

Belgian man searches for family of fallen First World War soldier from Victoria

Mark Edward Berton attended Victoria High School and has his grave in Flanders Field

Saanich preschool celebrates 30 years with reunion event

Thousands invited RSVP for Carrot Seed Preschool 30-year celebration

Oak Bay artist co-op highlights autobiographical Snapshots showcase

Snapshots runs from June 4 to 22 at Gage Gallery, 2031 Oak Bay Ave.

Reignited embers damage Saanich house in Sunday morning fire

Fire started at around 8:30 a.m. in bucket filled with ashes placed on balcony

REPLAY: The best videos from across B.C. this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week in the province

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen found in torched SUV

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

Most Read