Head purchased the winning ticket the afternoon of the draw from Prairie North Co-op at 408 Saskatchewan Ave. E., in Melfort. The Monday after the draw he scanned his ticket on a self-checker at a local store.
“I didn’t believe it! I thought it was a mistake,” Head explained after he scanned his ticket two additional times to make sure it was real. “My hands were shaking. People in the store were congratulating me as I was leaving.”
He then checked his ticket a third time with a cashier at another local store.
Head plans to put his $1-million windfall towards home renovations and outdoor hobbies such as quadding and hunting.
Another Maxmillions prize was won in Regina on Oct. 4.