$60M winner revealed

B.C.'s $60-million lottery winner has been revealed.

Joseph Katalinic of Richmond claimed his record-setting Lotto Max jackpot Wednesday at the BC Lotteries headquarters in Vancouver.

Katalinic has been peacefully retired for 20 years, but has plans to “live like a king” after hitting the jackpot in the July 26 Lotto Max draw.

“I scanned the ticket at Seafair Centre where I purchased the ticket,” says Katalinic. “I thought to myself that it can’t be true… I was so excited, I had to go to two other locations to scan my ticket again just to make sure it was real.”

Katalinic’s Quick Pick ticket matched all seven numbers to win the largest lottery prize in B.C. history. 

“The first person I told was my daughter,” says Katalinic. “She told my son-in-law, and then I told my youngest daughter. There was a lot of hugging and kissing, and a lot of emotions.”

The former commercial fisherman says he plans to take some family trips to Hawaii and visit the town in Europe where his parents were born. 

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