Vancouver’s new $10 million lottery winner dreaming of a trip to Ireland

James Russell was out with his dogs in a park when he found out he had matched all seven numbers in the Nov. 1 Lotto Max draw to win the $10-million jackpot.

“I was sitting down, it was hard to believe,” said Russell, a Vancouver resident. “I wrote them down on a piece of paper, I double and triple-checked the numbers but they didn’t change.”

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Russell said in a news release that he’ll be treating a few friends to dinner who are visiting from out of town as part of his celebration. He’s also dreaming of a trip to Ireland to ride his bike along the old railway tracks.

“It was quite a shock at first, I’m not quite used to it,” Russell said of the life-changing win. “But I imagine I will get used to it at some point.”

Russell’s win was one of two Lotto Max jackpot tickets won in B.C. last week. The other winning ticket, purchased in the Stikine region from the Oct. 29 draw, is worth a sweet $20 million.

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