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B.C.’s latest lottery winner plans to share his prize, but eyes new car first

His friends are saying “it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy” and he’s certainly proving that.

Port Coquitlam’s Robert Power says he’s a guy who likes to share and when he visits his family in Ontario this holiday season, “they will each get a little bit” of his recent lottery win.

Power is $500,000 richer after matching four out of four Lotto Max Extra numbers to win the Friday, Nov. 9 draw.

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“It was nerve-wracking,” he said of his win. “To be honest, it’s still sinking in.”

While he’ll get to share his prize with his family in a few weeks, he’s starting off with a couple things for himself.

He’ll first take two weeks off work and is also planning on doing a little car shopping.

“I’ve never owned a new vehicle,” Power explained. “I want a brand new Ford Explorer.”

There’s a good chance he’ll get right back to buying lottery tickets as well, as he’s been doing so for many years and calls it part of his routine.

“It’s very rare that I miss it. It’s automatic,” he explained. “I buy gas, I get a ticket. I buy groceries, I get a ticket. But when it comes to something like this, the first thing I think about is family.”



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