A birthday treat turned into $2 million for Victoria’s Jerry Dyck.
The retired electrician was running errands in Duncan and grabbed a BC/49 ticket at W.S. Supermarket that wound up matching all six numbers for the Jan. 9 draw. He was at home with his daughter and son-in-law enjoying eggs Benedict when he checked.
“I could not believe it. I thought someone was playing a prank on me,” Dyck said.
Once he realized it was no joke, he and his daughter started dancing around the living room.
“My son-in-law was putting my grandkid down for a nap, so we were trying to jump up and down and celebrate as quietly as possible,” Dyck said.
In addition to gifting some of his win to family, Dyck plans to purchase a new RV to drive across Canada – once it’s safe to travel again – in a trip he’s long dreamed of taking.
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