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Kamloops man wins $1 million lottery prize

Darcy Hickey from Kamloops had the Lotto Max winning ticket from a July 6, 2018 draw.
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October 23, 2018 - 4:47 PM

KAMLOOPS - A local man is celebrating after matching all seven numbers and winning $1 million.

Darcey Hickey from Kamloops discovered he had a winning Lotto Max ticket from a July 6 draw, according to a B.C. Lottery Corporation media release.

“I was at Northills Centre and was using the self-checker and was scanning 20 tickets and it was like 'Free Play, $1, $20 and then $1,000,000?!'” Hickey says in the release. “I was in absolute shock, I didn’t think it was real.”

Hickey says he will have more time to enjoy his hobbies including fishing and coin collecting. He is also thinking of getting a new car, the lottery corporation says.

Hickey had the ticket in his wallet for more than three months before he checked it.

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