A Victoria man is walking home a millionaire and thanking his lucky numbers after scoring big.

Avid hockey-fan Beau Williams won the June 7th $1-million Maxmillions prize, meaning he’s one step closer to his ‘goal’ of buying a home, according to the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC).

“It takes a lot of stress off of me—it’s unreal!” said Williams, who purchased the winning ticket at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Saanich.

“I was at a Save-On-Foods and had to check my ticket five times because I didn’t believe it. I gave it to the cashier to check, and I was in disbelief.”

Williams says his girlfriend was the first person he shared the news with and tells the BCLC that he also plans to travel with his winnings.

“I’ve always wanted to do a road trip across Canada. A couple years ago, my girlfriend and I were going to drive across the country, and then COVID hit,” added Williams.

So far in 2022, BC lottery players have claimed more than $52 million in prizes from Lotto Max, a nationwide lottery game drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays after 7:30 pm.

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