November 15, 2013 19:27 ET

Hawaiian Vacation Planned for Victoria Man After $25 Million Win

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 15, 2013) -

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After waiting two weeks to weigh all options, a Victoria man has finally come forward to claim the $25 million Lotto Max prize from November 1, 2013.

Morgan Harker matched all seven numbers to win his share of the $50 million jackpot.

The morning after the big draw, the Harker's learned through Twitter that the winning ticket had been sold in Victoria.

"My wife checked the ticket online after seeing the news on social media," said Harker. "All seven numbers jumped off the screen. I couldn't believe my eyes. It's just finally sinking in now."

The winning ticket was purchased at the Lottery Ticket Centre in the Bay Centre.

Two winning tickets shared the $50 million jackpot for the November 1, 2013, Lotto Max draw; with the other winning ticket sold in the Yukon.

"We've always wanted to visit the Hawaiian Islands," added Harker. "We can now."

Plans for the prize also include paying off the mortgage and a buying a new couch.

"We've really wanted a new couch because ours has a rip in it," added Morgan. "The couch was the first thing that popped into my mind. I'm sure there will be other things but we'll think about that while we're at the luau."

This jackpot win comes almost a year to the day of another shared $50 million win in B.C. On November 2, 2012, Terrace resident Bob Erb split the Lotto Max jackpot to win $25 million.

Lotto Max can be played at all lottery retailers and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6 p.m. (PT) on Friday. Winning numbers and group release forms can be found online at bclc.com.

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