March 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Updated: March 20, 2017 1:05 pm

Calgary man who won $1M on lotto 6-49 plans to vacation with kids

Charles Stevenson won $1 million on Lotto 6/49 on the Feb. 18 draw.

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A Calgary man who won $1 million on a Lotto 6-49 draw said he’ll be using the money to travel.

Charles Stevenson called the win “overwhelming.”

“I checked the ticket twice, in two different stores, to make sure I was seeing things right,” he said in a release.

Stevenson bought the ticket at Ridge Mart Grocery in southeast Calgary on Feb. 18 and won on that night’s draw.

Stevenson said he has a couple ideas for his winnings, including enjoying a trip already planned for this month.

“We already planned to go to Mexico, but now I think we’ll make it a bigger trip and get our kids to come along too,” he said.

Stevenson also hopes the win will allow him to retire earlier than he previously planned.

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