Lottery24 – Couple win $7m on the Canadian Lotto 649A Canadian couple from British Columbia who won a huge Lotto 649 prize are looking forward to replacing their eight-metre trailer with a new home.
Richard Bourgeois and Michelle Wishard, from Langley in British Columbia, Canada,where a $50 million Lotto Max winner has been a mystery for a long time, played the Lotto 649 last weekend. They were shocked when the results came in at 9pm last Saturday and discovered they were millionaires to the tune of $7 million. “I was checking the ticket online and saw we had one number,” said Mr Bourgeois. “Then two and then all six. This is just surreal and unbelievable.” One of our most recent Lotto 649 British Columbia winners said his lottery fortune was all down to the spirit of Christmas.
Another BC couple won the Lotto 649, but kept the win a secret from their family. The couple went on to tell Lotto 649 officials that they drank a case of beer each in celebration, especially because they were getting worried about their finances before the win. “We were getting worried about how we were going to pay the bills,” said Mr Bourgeois, who had just started a new job as a truck driver with his partner claiming employment insurance. A couple from Saskatchewan who won $1 million on the Lotto Max were happy to be able to pay off their bills.
“I didn’t know what to feel,” said Ms Wishard. “I was pretty excited and I didn’t believe it. I have three kids and a granddaughter. I’ll be helping them out.”
However, the first plan for the new millionaires is to replace their current home, an eight-metre travel trailer, but that doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily be buying bricks and mortar. “We don’t want a very expensive, fancy one,” said Ms Wishard, describing their ideal home as clean, comfortable and warm. A double-wide trailer might do the trick. “Just something modern, small.” A Nova Scotia man planned to buy a new mobile home after his $1 million Lotto Max win.
The couple have a financial advisor to help them make decisions with their cash, but in the immediate future they plan to drive across the country to Newfoundland where Mr Bourgeois’ family is from. “This will change our lives so much for the better. I won’t have to work anymore and I can take care of my family and travel,” he added.
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