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Morgan Harker, Victoria Lotto Max Winner, Keeps It Simple (VIDEO)

11/17/2013 04:11 EST | Updated 11/17/2013 04:13 EST

Morgan Harker is excited to buy a new couch after the Saanich resident bought a winning Lotto Max ticket for a prize of $25,000,001.

The federal government worker and father of two bought the ticket at Victoria's Bay Centre on Oct. 30, Victoria News reported.

His wife learned via social media that a winning ticket had been bought in B.C.'s capital. She soon learned that her husband had won the jackpot and texted him immediately.

Harker learned of his massive winnings while at a swimming pool, CTV News reported.

He didn't believe the news at first, but the win finally sank in when he met his wife at home.

"It's a life changing event," he said in a YouTube video.

And what will Harker do with the money?

"Nothing drastic," he told The Times Colonist.

First he'll pay off the mortgage, then he'll take his family to Hawaii. Then he'll replace a couch at home that has a big rip in it.

"I don't want to be one of those people you see out of the United States where it ruins people's lives," Harker told the newspaper.

He hasn't yet decided whether he'll continue in his job but he'll be calling his boss on Monday, Victoria News reported.

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