Manitoba man gets $ 10 million winning lottery ticket in August, realizes in December – Winnipeg | The Canadian News

A man from Hamiota, Man., Has been a $ 10 million lottery winner since the summer, and he only noticed a few weeks ago.

Jeff Morton, 64, got a lucky free play ticket from a previous drawing. The winning ticket sat on a shelf in her home for months before she finally realized she had won the prize.

“I heard on the radio not long ago that there was an unclaimed $ 10 million winning ticket bought somewhere in Manitoba,” Morton said. “But I never thought I was the winner, so I didn’t rush to check my tickets.”

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Morton was incredulous until he went to redeem his ticket.

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“I think I kept it pretty well in the store,” he said. “All I could say in the store was, ‘I hope number one is in the right place!'”

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Other than paying some bills, Morton still doesn’t have big plans for spending the money.

“I think I’ll keep working for the next period,” he said. But only for a time. I would like to retire before my 65th birthday next summer. “

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