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Modest Vernon man wins half a million dollars

Eric Tucker from Vernon won $500,000 in Lottomax's Maxmillions draw
August 12, 2021 - 12:49 PM

The career of an airplane mechanic from Vernon won’t be changing course even though he won $500,000 playing the lottery.

“I love my job,” Eric Tucker said. “I have dreamt of winning but I am still not exactly sure what I am going to do with the money.”

Tucker purchased his winning ticket at Charlie’s Grocery in Vernon. He split the $1,000,000 prize with another winner from Surrey. Both men matched all seven digits on the June 8 Maxmillions draw.

Tucker discovered he won while working around his home and yard.

“It has been surreal. I couldn’t believe it.”

Saving the money for his family is priority number one, and Tucker otherwise just wants to celebrate quietly at home.

“I love my lifestyle – I’m not a big spender. It’s more financial security.”

More than $109 million in winnings have been redeemed from Lotto Max since the start of 2021.

READ MORE: Sorrento man to travel the country in retirement after $500,000 lottery win

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