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Retired Richmond fisherman reels in record lotto haul

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:18 PDT, Wed August 21, 2019

Joseph Katalinic has netted the biggest haul of his life, 20 years after the Richmond fisherman retired.

Joseph Katalinic has netted the biggest haul of his life, 20 years after the Richmond fisherman retired.

And he plans to “live like a king” after winning the $60 million Lotto Max jackpot on the July 26, 2019 draw.

Having called Richmond home most of his life, the former commercial angler intends to enjoy the sunny skies of Hawaii with family and visit the town in Europe where his parents were born. 

“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. Previously, B.C. has had three $50 million Lotto Max winners.

“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.”

British Columbians have claimed over $113 million in Lotto Max prizes so far in 2019. Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at www.playnow.com/lottery/winners/you-could-be-next.

Lotto Max can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

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