The dream for many of us is to retire at a young age and travel the world. Now, that dream has become the fortunate reality for this adorable Canadian duo. This Victoria couple won $1 million in Lotto 6/49. I don’t know about you, but now I'm trying to model my life after theirs.
Virginia and Donald Johnson are possibly the cutest people ever. On May 29, 2019, this power duo living in Victoria, British Columbia won enough money to change their lives for the better.
According to Virginia, she and her husband have been buying lottery tickets ever since Lotto 6/49 first started! Now, after all these years, they have finally won $1 million!
The former Winnipeg residents moved to Victoria for retirement 30 years ago. While they have been living the dream up until now, they plan on doing even more after this major win.
After checking her lottery ticket, Virginia realized she was a guaranteed winner. She quickly told her husband, who did not believe her at first.
“I don’t think this changes my life, it gives me freedom – we have more freedom in our choices,” said Virginia.
The dynamic duo enjoys traveling and going on cruises and with their winnings, they plan on seeing the world together. According to a press release by BCLC, the couple plans on going on river cruises that travel through multiple countries.
While the couple has been the winner for a few days now, Donald is still having a hard time believing it. “To me it’s amazing. I think it will really set in when I get that cheque,” said Donald.
These aren’t the only recent lottery winners from BC. Not too long ago, a janitor and grandpa from Surrey won a whopping $7 million. Despite his huge win, he’s keeping his job, however, he will be reducing his hours.