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Best Birthday Present Ever for $1m Canadian Lotto 6/49 Winner
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We all love to receive a great present on our birthday and for Jerry Krivoshen from Calgary in Canada, it was a $1m Lotto 6/49 prize in the August 13 draw.The lucky winner was having a birthday dinner with his daughter, Jennifer and her fiancé, Jarret Dooley on August 19. They decided to check the numbers of the recent Canadian Lotto 6/49 draw never suspecting they were about to get the shock of their lives. Bruce Dunlap from North Carolina discovered his $150,000 Powerball win the day before his birthday. Luke and Emily Lange from Minnesota were out on a dinner date when buying a $1m Powerball winning ticket. In Scotland a syndicate celebrated their £1m UK Lotto win while also marking a 70th birthday.“We were walking through the mall after dinner,” Krivoshen said. “Jarrett said he wanted to check one of his lottery tickets, so I thought I should check our group’s lottery ticket, too.” The first ticket he checked wasn’t a winner but the next came up as a big winner and naturally Jerry was totally shocked as the lottery scanner told him he’d won $1m.It's the latest big win in the lottery game after Bogumila Mroczkowski from Edmonton in Canada won a $21m Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Also celebrating was Ian Hirsch from British Columbia, who won a $12.8m Canadian Lotto 6/49 prize.Seeking confirmation of the $1m Lotto 6/49 win, the three of them decided to check the ticket again, this time going onto the Western Canadian Lottery Corp’s website.When that confirmed the $1m Lotto 6/49 win, they began to believe what had happened. “I think my mind went blank,” said Krivoshen, who purchased the winning ticket at a Mac’s convenience store at 8-20 Panatella Blvd. N.W. “We just couldn’t believe it,” the lucky Lotto 6/49 winner added.The win will be shared between the three players and they are big American Football fans. They are planned on going to an NFL game either in Seattle or Phoenix. Krivoshen plans on buying a new car with a Mustang GT at the top of his shopping list.As for his daughter, she thinks the windfall will help pave the way to a good start with her future husband. “At the end of the day, this win will really help us to set up our future,” she said.Try your hand at the lottery game and purchase your tickets online at