Sask Lotteries says a $ 55 million lottery ticket has been claimed.
Matthew Poppel purchased three tickets at Pinnacle Gas & Food – Faithfull, located at 209A – 2750 Faithfull Ave. in Saskatoon and checked them after a Lotto Max drawing last week.
“The former won nothing, the latter won a free play and the latter said 55 followed by a bunch of zeros,” he said in a press release Wednesday.
“I didn’t think for a second that I had actually made $ 55 million.”
“I didn’t expect that to be something to happen to me.”
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Poppel said he knows his family will fix themselves financially, but added that he will take time to decide what to do with his earnings.
“I was thinking, and joking, that I should buy a luxury vehicle just because I can,” he laughed.
But now I think it’s a good idea. I can buy it, why not? “
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The winning ticket exactly matched the seven main draw numbers from the October 19 drawing: 12, 26, 28, 32, 41, 43 and 50.
Sask Lotteries said this is the second-largest jackpot won in the province’s history after a $ 60 million Lotto Max prize for a Neville resident in August 2016.
This is Saskatchewan’s third win at or more than $ 1 million so far this year.
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