$2 million WESTERN 649 jackpot in Grande Cache
Jeffrey Askew couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw checked his lottery ticket and saw the prize amount. The Grande Cache resident won $2 million on a free WESTERN 649 ticket.
Askew won his WESTERN 649 free play on a previous draw, and he redeemed it at Chalet Foods in Shoppers Park Mall. That free ticket exactly matched the six winning numbers drawn on the September 6 draw – 6, 9, 23, 28, 33 and 48.
Askew discovered his win a few days after the draw, when he took several tickets back to Chalet Foods to check. He checked more than 20 tickets before getting to his WESTERN 649 ticket. When he did, he couldn’t believe his eyes.
“I thought something was wrong when I saw all the zeros. I called over to the store manager and told him to have the ticket checker fixed – I thought I had broken it!” he laughed.
“I couldn’t believe I had actually won $2 million!”
Askew has started making plans for his winnings, starting with some a new truck and a new home.
“We’re going to get a smaller house,” he said. “We’ve been talking about downsizing for a while. Winning makes this a great time to do it.”
The happy winner also plans to share his winnings with his family.