A new car, a family trip and an extra special holiday season are in the cards for Port Coquitlam’s Robert Power who matched four out of four Lotto Max Extra numbers to win $500,000 on the Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 draw.
“It was nerve-wracking — to be honest it’s still sinking in.”
Power and his entire family will celebrate as they travel to Newfoundland to visit his mother after a stop in Ontario to see his brother and sisters.
“They will each get a little bit. I’m a guy who likes to share. So many of my friends have said it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy,” he said, smiling.
Back at home, more time with family is equally important. “I hope to spend more time with my nephew. He’s my favourite little man.”
However, first things first for Power, who says that along with a two-week break from work, he’s looking forward to a little car shopping. “I’ve never owned a new vehicle. I want a brand new Ford Explorer.”
Power has been buying lottery tickets for many years and started playing Lotto Max when it was first launched back in 2009. “It’s my routine,” said Power. “It’s very rare that I miss it. It’s automatic. 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.”