It’s questionable whether money does bring happiness but Colombo Rouleau from Montérégie in Quebec believes it does. That’s not surprising as he’s just won a $7m jackpot in the August 19 Canadian Lotto 6/49 draw.
It’s not often that the Lotto 6/49 jackpot winner buys solo tickets as he usually purchases group tickets, but he says a recent premonition told him to start buying tickets on his own. Rebecca T from Indiana, USA, said a dream her daughter had helped win her a $1m Powerball prize.
The Lotto 6/49 jackpot winning ticket was purchased from Couche-Tard in La Prairie but it wasn’t a planned purchase. The cashier asked Rouleau if he wanted a Lotto 6/49 ticket but he replied that he wasn’t lucky and never won. However, the cashier finally convinced him to buy a ticket and the rest is history as his ticket matched 02-13-27-45-48-49 and the Bonus 19.
Colombo didn’t check the Lotto 6/49 results on Saturday evening but then heard on the following morning that the jackpot had been won and by a ticket in Quebec. He waited till the afternoon to go and get his ticket validated and discovered he was the jackpot winner. It’s the second Saturday in a row the jackpot has been won by a ticket sold in Quebec after Gina-Lita Therrien and Yvon Turgeon won a $6.4 Lotto 6/49 jackpot on August 12. Last month, David Beudry from Quebec landed a $10m Lotto Max top prize.
He waited until getting home to tell his wife but she didn’t believe him and nor did anyone else he told, even though he said he’d checked his winning Lotto 6/49 ticket ten times. The lucky Lotto 6/49 winner says he didn’t sleep a wink all night after his big win.
His lottery windfall has come at just the right time and he’s already retired from his job. Dr Peter Hayashida from Ontario, Canada, retired early after his $20.5m Lotto 6/49 jackpot win. Not so Paul Hindo also from Ontario, who continued working after he won a $22m Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
Plans for his Lotto 6/49 win include buying a new car, a house and personal warcraft but wants to get used to be a millionaire starting his spending spree. He commented, “For me, money does bring happiness. It will allow me to have a certain financial security, which in turn will mean I’ll be less anxious about the future.”
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