It was a whirlwind of emotions for British Columbia’s newest Lotto Max Jackpot winner — and rightfully so.
Gary Hill of Kamloops, BC, won the June 22 draw, splitting a humongous $70 million jackpot with another player in Ontario. Hill, a retired long-haul driver, takes home a remarkable $35 million prize.
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“My legs just went into spaghetti, and I collapsed on my bed,” he says when recounting the win. “I cried for about 15 minutes.”
Hill purchased the winning ticket from McGoo’s Smokes N Stuff in Kamloops. He adds that his mother was the first person he told after the life-changing win.
In addition to gifting some of the prize money to his family, Hill says that he plans on travelling to Denmark once it’s safe to do so.
He also wants to make a positive contribution to his local hospital.
“I want to help out those around me that might need help.”