Re­tired fisher claims $60M jack­pot

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

A re­tired fish­er­man from Rich­mond has reeled in the catch of a life­time – a $60-mil­lion lot­tery haul.

The B.C. Lot­tery Corp. says Joseph Katal­inic matched all seven num­bers in last month’s Lotto Max draw to win the largest lot­tery prize in the prov­ince’s his­tory.

It says in a re­lease there have pre­vi­ously been three $50-mil­lion win­ners in the prov­ince.

Katal­inic re­tired as a com­mer­cial fish­er­man 20 years ago and told the lot­tery cor­po­ra­tion he now plans to “live like a king.”

He says there was a lot of hug­ging and kiss­ing when he broke the news to his fam­ily, which is plan­ning a va­ca­tion in Hawaii and a visit to a town in Europe where his par­ents were born.

Katal­inic says he scanned his ticket at a mall where he bought it and couldn’t be­lieve he’d hit the jack­pot.

“I had to go to two other lo­ca­tions to scan my ticket again just to make sure it was real.”

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