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Winnipeg man wins $1 million on convenience store lotto ticket

Million-dollar winner Brian Whidden. Western Canada Lottery Corporation

A Winnipeg lottery winner said he was having trouble focusing on the ride home after finding out the LottoMax ticket he bought at a local 7-Eleven had won him $1 million.

“I checked the ticket on a machine in-store. I saw six zeroes and had to check the ticket again, and another time after that,” said Brian Whidden.

“The drive home was a little difficult after that – I mean really, how can anyone be expected to focus after finding out they won a million dollars?”

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Whidden said after waiting a few days for the shock to wear off, he and his partner are looking at ‘big-picture’ plans for the money.

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“We know we’re going to share some of the money with our kids and grandkids. That’s the most important thing to us,” he said.

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