An Enderby couple has a million reason to smile.
Jessica Gallagher and Joshua Hartnell matched all 7 numbers to win the $1 million Max-million Lotto Max prize from the June 1 draw.
Jessica discovered they had won while at a roller derby in Revelstoke.
Before checking into to her hotel, Gallagher scanned her ticket, and once she saw all the zeros, she had to share the good news.
“I sent Josh a picture of the validation slip right away, I couldn’t believe it!” she said. “I called my mom and one of my girlfriends, too. I waited to tell my roller derby friends till after the game – that was the best.”
Hartnell says he hopped in his car and went to meet Gallagher to celebrate.
“You always joke about winning but it doesn’t quite feel real yet,” he said.
“Life is good but this just adds to it,” said Gallagher. “We can’t wait to take a vacation, buy a dune buggy and share our news during our big family reunion this summer.”
The lucky ticket was bought at Deep Creek General Store in Armstrong.
Photo courtesy of BC Lottery Corp.