Jerry Dyck plans to purchase a new RV to drive across Canada in, once it’s safe to travel again. (Courtesy BCLC)

Jerry Dyck plans to purchase a new RV to drive across Canada in, once it’s safe to travel again. (Courtesy BCLC)

Island man plans post-pandemic cross-Canada RV trip after $2M lottery win

Retired electrician bought the winning ticket in Duncan

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.

READ ALSO: Greater Victoria bus drivers featured in Lotto BC video following big win

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.

READ ALSO: Vancouver Island electrician gets shocking surprise with $500K Extra win


 

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