A Victoria musician will have a lot more money to spend on guitars having won a whopping $1 million lotto max prize.

Scott Murcheson, the lead guitarist in the Victoria band MK5, was with his sister when he realized his ticket was the winner.

His sister checked the ticket using her phone with the Lotto! App and Murcheson was shocked to find himself a whole lot richer.

“Finding out I was a winner was completely shocking,” said Murcheson.

“I’m still in shock.”

Murcheson purchased his ticket at the Victoria Loft pub on Gorge Road East for the February 26th, 2021 draw.

“I thought, ‘why not?’ I feel like you have to buy a ticket to win,” he said.

“I can’t really describe how it feels, but it is like nothing else – it’s a crazy feeling.”

As for how he plans to celebrate, it’s no surprise a new guitar and amp are at the top of his wish list, BCLC said in a statement.

In addition, he said he will gift some of his winnings to family and friends.

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