WINNIPEG — Bradley Houston couldn’t believe his luck upon checking his Lotto Max ticket and realizing he was suddenly a millionaire. So he checked it again. And again.
“I didn’t think I was seeing things right,” said the Winnipeg resident. “I called a couple buddies to come and look at the ticket with me, and went back to the store.”
“I’ve never won a million dollars before — I had no idea what to do with myself!”
Houston says he must have checked the ticket at least six times on the store’s scanner before reality set in.
“My heart was pounding and my hands were shaking — it was hard to concentrate, so I just tried to count the zeroes.”
Houston says he’s always wanted to move back to Pine Falls after retiring.
“Well, I retired in May, so now I don’t really have any excuses not to move!”
Houston would also like to buy a boat.
The $21 Lotto Max ticket for the September 28 draw was purchased at the lottery kiosk inside Grant Park Shopping Centre. His winning numbers were 2, 16, 19, 21, 25, 30 and 42.