The Lotto 6/49 draw has created more millionaires. Leonard Peters from Calgary in Canada won a $6.1m jackpot but took just under two months to claim his prize. A couple from Edmonton won $1m without even having to pay for their Lotto 6/49 ticket.
Leonard Peters won a total of $6,116,450 in the July 25 Lotto 6/49 draw but only recently claimed his winnings. the Calgary resident said he as “calm as I have ever been” when discovering the numbers 02-07-15-31-33-42 had made him one of the two winners of the $12.232m Lotto 6/49 jackpot. He added: “Truth be told, I think I skipped the happy, excited, surprised part and went straight to being shocked and disbelieving.” That’s just like ‘Better Late than Never’ from Maryland, USA, went into shock when finding out she’d won $50,000 playing Powerball.
Mr Peters has always wanted to go traveling and said: “I really want to see everything” and the Lotto 6/49 winner now plans a trip to Ireland. A retired priest living in California, USA, went to Ireland and won a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus windfall.
Another recent jackpot winner was Jérémie Gagnon from Quebec, Canada, who won a $33m Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the August 29 draw and announced that he was going back to school.
Meanwhile in Edmonton, The August 4 Lotto 6/49 draw saw Jeff Wood and his partner Nicole Hetu win $1m Lotto with a ticket that didn’t cost them anything. The lucky couple had won a free play in the previous Lotto 6/49 draw.
It was Jeff who found out their Lotto 6/49 ticket had won one of the guaranteed £1m prizes. He had to keep checking the numbers again and again and then had the job of convincing Nicole of their Lotto 6/49 win.
“I was like, ‘OK. Yeah right, liar,’” recalls Hetu and said she probably checked the ticket 50 times before believing they’d won $1m. In England, it took Charlotte Peart a while to convince her husband they’d won a £1m EuroMillions prize. Darcy Glover from Saskatchewan in Canada had to wake his wife up to tell her of their $1m Lotto Max win.
The Lotto 6/49 winning couple now want to go on a winter holiday. Their requirement is “somewhere hot for sure” and candidates include Mexico and Cuba. The Lotto 6/49 win will also give the couple “some extra breathing room in our finances,” added Nicole.
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