A Winnipeg man who bought lottery tickets to watch an animated wheel spin ended up with a shot at spinning a real, physical wheel and walked away $125,000 richer.
Lorne Morfoot got the opportunity to try out ‘The Big Spin’ on Thursday after buying a pair of tickets at a St. Vital gas station earlier this month.
“I scratched it in store and asked the retailer to check the ticket,” Morfoot said.
“That’s mostly how I play, I want to see the (animated) wheel go.”
Although the animation didn’t go his way, one of Morfoot’s tickets revealed he’d have a chance to spin the physical wheel — which means a shot at up to half a million dollars.
Morfoot won $125,000 from his spin — along with an initial prize of $10,000.
The Winnipegger said he intends to share some of his prize with his daughter and put the rest in the bank.