The newest BC million
Sometimes the lady smiles at you.
At least that was the case with the latest BC millionaire.
Joseph Kristmanson says he usually chooses his own numbers, but when he bought his Lotto Max ticket for the draw on December 21, 2018, he let your luck play his role instead of using the speed dial option.
The Kamloops player matched all seven numbers to win the $ 1 million Lotto Max Maxmillion prize.
"I checked the pile of tickets, I could not believe it," said Kristmanson. "The retail sold milk next to me and I noticed that I won, she was so excited."
Kristmanson bought and checked his winning ticket at the General Grant convenience store on Fortune Drive in Kamloops.
"The first thing I did was call my close friend who thought I was joking."
Kristmanson regularly plays at Lotto Max since he was released in 2009. "I also play other games, I choose my own numbers, like my birthday and year, but not this time, definitely not," he said, adding that he did not have much time to think about what he was going to do with all the money .
Despite the calm attitude towards victory, Kristianson has several travel plans in the plan.
"I would like to go to Australia and think that I will plan something for the New Year," he said, noticing that the spirit of the distribution season still depended on him.
"I will definitely give part of this win and help those I can."
Kristmanson is one of 39 British Colombians who have won the Lotto Max Maxmillions prize so far in 2018.