Surrey's Brian Dass.

Surrey man wins $1 million on lunch break

Brian Dass is considering retirement after Lotto Max win.

Surrey’s Brian Dass was on his lunch break when he saw all the zeros.

He had bought a LOTTO MAX ticket while visiting Victoria and was using his break time to check the numbers.

Dass matched seven out of seven numbers, winning the $1 million Maximillion prize.

“After you see a prize like this, you really don’t feel like going back to work,” said the 60-year-old.

He did return, but told his boss he’d need the rest of the day off.

“I can laugh about it now, but at the time I was just sitting there speechless,” said Dass. “I can’t even remember if I ate my lunch, but I eventually built up the courage to call my wife and kids. As you can imagine, everyone is very excited.”

He said he and his family are going to take some time to decide what to do next, but he’s “seriously” considering retirement.

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