Robert Scott from Sidney in British Columbia in Canada is used to defying the odds. He’s made a full recovery after being told he’d spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair and now he’s won the $500,000 Extra prize in the June 27 Lotto 6/49 draw.
It was back in 2003 that Robert had a major accident that changed his life. After his injury he was told by doctors that he would be paralyzed from the neck down and never walk again. His response was to tell the medical staff: “I had too much to do and that I couldn’t just sit in a wheelchair.” Canadian Tiffany Moore had a car crash and a week later her family won a $60m Lotto Max jackpot.
Now Robert has had a big win in the Extra prize section of the Lotto 6/49 draw with his ticket that was purchased from the Shell Station in Mill Bay. He found out about his win when checking the Lotto! App. However, as is often the case, he couldn’t quite believe that his Lotto 6/49 ticket had won him $500,000.
The shocked and disbelieving Lotto 6/49 winner popped next door to his friend’s house to have another check of the results. Thankfully he wasn’t seeing things and his friend confirmed the fact that his Lotto 6/49 ticket had indeed won him $500,000. The same happened to Kimberley Smith who got her son to double check she’d won $50,000 playing Lotto 6/49.
Speaking about his Lotto 6/49 win and recovery from his injury, Scott said: “It was a hard year, but I made a full recovery and I have been so thankful for my second chance in life. Today, this win is just icing on the cake.”
It’s the latest big win in Canada after a couple from Western Canada won a $500,000 Lotto Max prize. Also celebrating were the Gambles from British Columbia who had a $1m Lotto 6/49 win.
The Lotto 6/49 winner is a big fan of cars and he plans to use some of his Lotto 6/49 winnings to buy a new motorhome, so he can go travelling just like $12.5m Lotto 6/49 jackpot winners Stella Sacrey and Edward Philpott.
He added: “This win is going to give me the financial freedom to focus on what really matters, such as spending more quality time with my family and appreciating my health.”
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