It wasn't a joke! 💰
A lottery winner in B.C. has become $1 million richer!
The lucky man, Eric Emery, won the large sum of money from the Lotto 6/49 Christmas Day draw. Emery, from Surrey B.C., purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven store on 200th Street in Langley, according to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).
A news release from BCLC said that he was in disbelief after finding out he was a winner. He checked the ticket at a Shoppers Drug Mart close to where he purchased it and thought that it might be an error at first.
"I saw the one and a bunch of zeros and thought maybe it was a binary-error code,” he said.
No binary-error codes here though — he actually had won the lottery!
“Every Monday, my wife asks me, ‘Did you make me a millionaire?’ I knew she would ask me again when I got home and…I told her that I won a million dollars,” he said.
Emery's wife told him to "quit joking around."
She then started crying when she found out he was in fact not joking about the winnings, he said.
She will no longer have to ask about being made a millionaire every Monday!
Emery said he will celebrate his winnings by dining out with his family and going on a vacation.
There were some big lottery wins for B.C residents last year.
In December, a woman in B.C. also won $1 million in a Lotto Max draw after using a free play.
If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling, there are resources available across Canada. Help is available.
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