The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries have now confirmed that the Lotto 6/49 jackpot was won by a Manitoba local on August 14, 2021. The winner’s name is Jeff Morton, and he had the winning ticket on a shelf at home before scanning it at a retailer this month. Thanks to the drawing, he is now CA $ 10,000.0000 richer.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game in Canada with two drawings per week. Tickets can be purchased both at points of sale and online, depending on the province of residence. In addition to the regular cash prizes, the game’s draws always include a guaranteed payout of CA $ 1 million. The winner of this award will also be drawn at random.
To take time
Mr. Morton is now the last Canadian resident to join the Multimillionaire Lottery Club after making his claim Check for CA $ 10,000,000. The Hamiota local explained that the winning ticket had been on a shelf in his home for a few months as he usually waits for a few lottery tickets to pile up and then scan them at a local retailer.
He says that when he first heard of an uncollected lottery ticket, he didn’t think it might actually be him. However, after scanning the tickets this month, he found that he is the juicy prize winner. The winner also said that initially he held it together But when he got home it really occurred to him that he had won CA $ 10,000,000.
Mr. Morton said he hadn’t had many big ideas in mind at the time to spend his hefty payout, but he did come up with a few smaller ones. His first ideas are: pay off his mortgage along with some other bills, but no big plans yet. He also shares that he would not quit his job but would like to retire before his 65th birthday next year.
The winning ticket that brought Mr. Morton the violent stroke of luck was a free spins ticket he had won in the previous drawing. The winner received their check for CA $ 10 million at the Hamiota Super Thrifty Drug Mart. His ticket split the August 14th jackpot of CA $ 20,000,000 with another ticket holder located in Ontario.
More Manitobans win big
Mr. Morton’s win was the latest case in which a Manitoban has won the lottery big in the past few months. As in December, Louis Montroy from Brandon has acquired his Payout of 5 million CAD, also from a Lotto 6/49 round. In the November 24th drawing, it was found that Mr Montroy would win the jackpot with 10, 11, 18, 20, 35 and 48.
Before, Jerry Knott, from Wasagamack, also won a lottery win, but this time from Lotto Max. Mr. Knott announced that he had bought a ticket for the game and left it in his pocket. Then, while in Winnipeg for his daughter’s wedding, he discovered he had won the staggering $ 20,000,000. The winner claimed their prize on October 14th at the beginning of the year.
Source: Rosen, Kayla “The Manitoba man had a $ 10 million lottery ticket that he sat at home for months“, CTV News Winnipeg, December 23, 2021