June 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Updated: June 21, 2019 12:55 pm

‘I nearly fell backwards into the ditch’: Winnipeg lotto player wins $9.5m prize

Lotto winner Don Humnski

Western Canada Lottery Corporation

A Winnipeg man is $9.5 million richer after winning a Lotto Max jackpot.

Don Humniski redeemed a free play for the June 14 draw and picked up his winning ticket at Ford’s Grocery in Winnipeg Beach, en route to his family’s cottage.

“I saw that a Manitoba ticket had won $9.5 million on the Lotto Max draw the previous night, and I said ‘wouldn’t it be funny if we won?’

“I checked my numbers a couple minutes later, and I nearly fell backwards into the ditch!”

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The winner said he and his wife are going to retire and spend more time with family.

“All of a sudden it dawned on me that we’ll never have to worry about anything financial ever again,” he said.

“Knowing that we’re set feels like a huge weight is being lifted off my shoulders.”

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