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

Michael Hewlett, of Sorrento, won the half-million-dollar Lotto Max Extra prize on July 13, 2021.
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July 30, 2021 - 9:42 AM

A Sorrento man can retire early after winning a half-million-dollar lottery prize.

Michael Hewlett won $500,000 in a Lotto Max Extra draw on July 13, according to a BCLC media release.

"My first thought was that I don't have to go to work tomorrow," Hewlett said in the release.

His winnings will allow him to join his wife in retirement three years early, then travel the country.

“We’re hoping to purchase a camper trailer,” Hewlett said. “I’ve always dreamed about traveling back to Quebec to see my family, and to travel to the East Coast with my wife.”

Hewlett discovered he won the big prize while at the Matchbox Smoke and Vape Shop in Salmon Arm, the same place he purchased his ticket.

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