Three Vancouver Island residents are taking home a lot of cash.
Three Maximillions winning tickets for the Lotto Max draw on Oct. 5 were purchased in Victoria, Ladysmith and Sidney.
One of the winners who matched all seven numbers to win the $1 million Maxmillions prize has come forward. His name is Richard Allen Kraeker and he is from Victoria.
However, Kraeker will split the prize with another winning ticket purchased in Quebec that had the same numbers and will take home $500,000.
“I’m gobsmacked! I was just stunned, flabbergasted, speechless for a while and then, emotionally drained for a few hours,” Kraeker said. “I only deal with my tickets at one place and that’s Thrifty’s. I took the ticket home to show my wife and she screamed!”
Kraeker said he plans to travel more and continue his active lifestyle with his wife.
“We like golfing holidays. My wife and I both play golf all summer and play sports all winter,” Kraeker said.
He also said he plans to keep playing Lotto Max. Kraeker has been buying Lotto max tickets since 2009.
The winners who bought their tickets in Ladysmith and Sidney have not come forward.