'It's a big relief': Vancouver man is up $500,000 thanks to lotto win

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The holiday season is here early for one Vancouver man.

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Richard Prest is taking home $500,000 after he matched all four numbers on the Extra during the Oct. 28 Lotto Max draw.

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After checking the ticket himself, he got the cashier to double-check it before calling his cousin in Ontario.

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"She was very happy for me!” he says in a press release.

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The big win will allow Prest some freedom, he says.

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“It’s a big relief," he says. "I can have some golden years and it will allow me to do some of the things I’ve always wanted.”

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He's planning to use the money for a Christmas trip to Winnipeg where he has family.

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Then he wants to return to Florida, where he lived for 25 years.

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