A man from Surrey in British Columbia, Canada has become the latest Lotto 6/49 millionaire after his ticket won the guaranteed prize draw on October 6th.
Garry Sharma, from the town not far from Vancouver, purchased his winning Lotto 6/49 ticket online and checked it days after the October 6th drawing when he returned from a family vacation to Banff, in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The lottery winning said that he had an email waiting for him to congratulate him on his win, and he couldn’t believe his good fortune. Recently another British Columbia couple were celebrating a big Lotto 6/49 win just months after the husband found out he’d beaten cancer.
“I was really shocked to see so many zeros when I logged into my account,” Mr Sharma told lottery officials in British Columbia. A Lotto 6/49 winner from Saskatchewan also commented on the sheer number of zeros when she found out she’d won $1 million.The winner said that he then shared the good news of his Lotto 6/49 fortune with his wife, who was just as shocked as he was.
“We checked the account many times before realizing we had won; we jumped for joy!” he said. The Lotto 6/49 winner added that he received positive responses when he shared the news with his close friends and colleagues, “they were happy to see a normal guy like me win,” he laughed. Another Surrey lottery winner was a gasfitter who took home $1 million on the Lotto Max and planned a trip to Disneyland to celebrate.
The winner plans to use his Lotto 6/49 prize money to help the local community in Surrey, and specifically some of it will go to the local animal shelters. “I treat people and animals the way I would like to be treated,” he said. “This win feels like a reward and I’m happy to share it.”An Oz Lotto winner from Western Australia planned to quit his fly in fly out job and open an animal refuge thanks to his $7.5 million jackpot.
The $1 million guaranteed prize will certainly change his life, and now that the news of his Lotto 6/49 win has settled, Mr Sharma described it as “extraordinary, delightful and life-changing.” A man from Ottawa in Ontario won $22 million on the Lotto 6/49 last year but vowed to keep his job and give back to his local community.
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