A Squamish resident is hoping to travel to Europe after winning half a million dollars in the Lotto Max.
BCLC announced in a new release that James Naaybe won the big prize from the Sept. 16 Lotto Max draw.
“I was at home working on my uncle’s truck when I learned I won. The first thing that crossed my mind was ‘who do I call?’” recalled Naaybe in the release.
He said that the extra money will help give him a new start.
“We get to start over and live comfortably at the same time,” said Naaybe. “I won’t have to work as much anymore. Honestly, I feel a sense of peace in myself.”
Naaybe purchased his ticket at the 7-Eleven on Cleveland Avenue in Squamish.
According to the BCLC, so far in 2022, B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $33 million in winnings from the Extra and more than $125 million from Lotto Max. Lotto Max is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 p.m. (PST).