Winnipeg Man Wins $8.1M Lotto 6/49

Dennis Nash
Dennis Nash holds up his cheque worth $8.1 million after winning last Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg man is starting off 2014 as a multi-millionaire.

Dennis Nash won $8.1 million in last Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw, making his previous lottery win of $2,200 seem like pocket change.

Nash bought his $18 ticket at the Pembina Highway Mac’s Convenience Store, where he purchases a ticket every Saturday morning for that night’s draw. He played his six regular lines, and a collection of important numbers and dates that his father used to play.

“The first three sounded familiar,” Nash recalled when checking his ticket on the phone. “Then I started comparing and realized that the first five numbers matched.”

The sixth number also matched, making Nash an instant millionaire.

He plans to use the winnings to pay off some bills and take a trip somewhere warm.

“I have no big plans right now. But I’d like to help some close family and friends.”