A Lotto 6/49 winner from Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, has revealed that she didn’t trust her own judgement when she checked her ticket online and saw a $1 million win.
Diana Becker is a resident of the Rocky Mountain town and won her $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize in a drawing on September 8th but didn’t come forward to claim it until last week. The lucky winner told lottery officials that she checked the winning numbers online after the draw took place, but she was so shocked the see that she’d won a million dollars that she didn’t trust her own eyes. A Lotto 6/49 winner from Ontario in Canada also couldn’t believe his eyes when he found out he’d won $1 million, while a Calgary man had to ask his daughter to come to his local store to verify what he was seeing when he saw that he’d won $5 million on the Lotto 6/49.
Instead, the Albertan took her Lotto 6/49 ticket to a local gas station to check it on a self-service lottery ticket scanner, which confirmed what she’d suspected. However, a month later, the winner says that the reality of her big win still hasn’t sunk in. Recently we told you about another Edmonton winner who didn’t realise he had a winning Lotto Max ticket for nine months after the draw.
Ms Becker bought her winning Lotto 6/49 ticket from a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Riverbend Square, Edmonton, and chose her own selection of numbers. Her ticket turned out to be a guaranteed $1 million winner in the Lotto 6/49 prize draw, a separate raffle alongside the main draw.
The lucky Edmonton woman told lottery officials that she has already decided how she’ll be spending her Lotto 6/49 winnings, and she’ll look into buying her own home as well as putting some of the money away to prepare for her retirement. A man from Maryland could see his retirement on the horizon after winning $2.35 million on the Multi-Match lottery.
However, she doesn’t plan on being sensible with all of the money, and she’s going to take the opportunity to have a vacation in Hawaii, explaining that she has previously visited the US state before and “loved every second of it.” A couple from nearby Red Deer in Alberta also planned to celebrate in Hawaii when they scooped $100,000 on the Canadian Lotto Max.
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