A Saskatoon man who recently visited Winnipeg left $2 million richer after winning the May 4 Western 649 and Extra draws.
Derick Neufeld won the big draw after he purchased the ticket at 7-Eleven at 1863 Henderson Highway.
“Winning the lottery, it’s a feeling like I’ve never felt before,” Neufeld said. “I’ve always hoped, but I didn’t think it would actually happen to me!”
He checked his ticket when he returned to Saskatoon.
“I scanned the ticket on the self-checker and thought I’d won $200,010,” he said. “I scanned it again and realized that I’d won $2,000,010! Then I took the ticket to the retailer and got him to confirm it for me.”
“The halo guy on my right shoulder is saying, ‘Invest; plan for the future,’” he laughed. “The guy on my other shoulder is saying, ‘Woohoo! Get a party bus!’ We’re going to find some middle-ground.”
The winning numbers were 2, 10, 19, 36, 39 and 43.