A man from Tappen, in British Columbia, Canada, has won $500,000 on the Lotto 649 Extra drawing, and he plans to build his own home with the winnings.
Terry Sigurdson, who is from the town of Tappen near Kamloops, BC, won his $500,000 on the Lotto 649 Extra draw on March 14th, with his four Extra numbers all matching those drawn. The lottery winner said that he heard around town that a local person had won big on the lottery, but he hadn’t yet checked his own ticket.When a woman from North Carolina in the USA heard that somebody locally had won $1 million on the Powerball, she assumed it was somebody else when in actual fact she was the true winner.
“I decided I would check my ticket,” the Lotto 649 winner said. “Lo and behold, that winning ticket was actually mine.” Mr Sigurdson, who renovates homes for a living, told lottery officials that he enjoys picking his own numbers and often picks birthdays of those that are close to him in the hopes that they will be good luck. A Virginia woman who won $1 million on the Mega Millions last year said that she did so thanks to her family’s birthdays which she regularly played on her ticket selections.
This month, Mr Sigurdson’s choice certainly was good luck as he won a huge prize, and now that the $500,000 prize is his, the Lotto 649 winner had ideas of renovating his own home instead of those belonging to other people, “I think I will build myself a new house with the winnings,” he told Lottery officials. A UK Lotto winner from East Lothian in Scotland planned to build a dream home for his wife, who has arthritis, after his £5 million windfall, while a couple from Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, planned to simply make a few modest improvements to their home after winning $22 million on the Lotto 649.
The winning Lotto 649 Extra ticket was purchased from Little Shuswap Lake Gas in Chase, BC, about an hour east of Kamloops. A man from Kamloops recently also won $500,000 on the Lotto Max Extra, and planned to give back to his local community following his good fortune.
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