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‘I Nearly Fell Backwards into the Ditch:’ Winnipeg Man Wins $9.5M on Lotto Max Ticket

June 21, 2019 10:47 AM | News

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Don Humniski

Don Humniski of Winnipeg won $9.5 million on the June 14 Lotto Max draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg man has several million reasons to be smiling after claiming a Lotto Max prize for the June 14 draw.

Don Humniski won $9.5 million on a free play ticket he redeemed in Winnipeg Beach.

Upon hearing that a Manitoba ticket had won the previous night’s draw, he decided to check his ticket while on the way to his family’s cottage.

“I nearly fell backwards into the ditch!” Humniski exclaimed.

“I called my wife and told her she might have to call 9?1?1 for me,” he laughed. “I was freaking out and shaking. I was completely stunned!”

With not having to worry about finances ever again, Humniski says he plans on buying his wife a new car.

“I told my wife I would get the air conditioning fixed in her old car,” he said. “I joked with her about that for a little while. One of the first things we’ll do is find her a new car.”

The couple also plans to retire and spend more time with family.

Humniski redeemed his free play prize at Ford’s Grocery, located on Highway 9 in Winnipeg Beach. The winning numbers were 4, 11, 20, 22, 37, 44 and 49. His ticket also won another free play.


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