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Retired British Columbia fisherman nets $60-million lottery jackpot

RICHMOND, B.C. — A retired fisherman from Richmond, B.C., 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.”

The Canadian Press