Robert and Carol Kydd from Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, keep their lottery tickets on the fridge. For a month they had no idea that they had a ticket that had $1m in the September 13 Lotto 6/49 draw.
That’s just like David and Carol Martin who had no idea the ticket on their mantelpiece had won a £33m UK Lotto jackpot.This Canadian couple don’t check their lottery tickets right away which is just like Martin Clighton from Suffolk, England who kept a £1m winning EuroMillions ticket in his wallet for a month.
Their tickets were kept hanging from a clip on their fridge and stayed there until Robert wanted an excuse to leave the house after time spent working at their garage sale. Then he saw the stack of unchecked lottery tickets and saw an excuse to get away and go for a walk, one the Lotto 6/49 winner is never going to forget. Kerry Poxon from England kept a £1,171,812 winning UK Lotto ticket on her fridge for three weeks before checking it.
Robert headed to a local store to get the tickets checked. It wasn’t going too well at first because the scanner showed one losing ticket after another. Then it all changed when it came to the ticket that was going to make the couple lottery millionaires.
“The ticket checker said it appeared to be a million-dollar winner, so I checked it again and then called the retailer, Barry, over to check it too,” he said. “He called Carol for me,” said the shocked Lotto 6/49 winner.
His wife wasn’t sure what was happening though when receiving the phone call and told the caller “to stop fooling around.” Wayne Rowles from Wales thought a trick was being played on him when winning a £1m EuroMillions prize. Then her husband was put on the phone and Carol could tell that he sounded like he was in shock.
“We couldn’t believe it,” Carol added. “When you play the lottery, you always hope to win, but you never really think you will.” The couple have already started to make plans for their Lotto 6/49 win. They include home renovations, buying a couple of vehicles just as $1m Powerball winner Brian Delagardelle who bought a tractor.
The Lotto 6/49 winners also plan to help their family with Carol saying, “It’s a dream to be able to help our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” Carol said.
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