Calgary man wins $1 million with lottery subscription
John Kerkhoven was surprised when he answered his phone and received some good news. The Calgary resident won $1 million on his LOTTO 6/49 subscription.
"I didn’t know I won anything until I got a phone call from WCLC,” said Kerkhoven. “The woman on the phone told me that I won a million dollars… I was instantly shocked and very happy.”
"That’s not something you get to hear every day!” he said.
The happy winner said he hasn’t made any specific plans yet, but hopes to use his winnings to do more of the things he loves.
"My wife and I like to travel,” he said. “So this will add to our travel experience.”
"Really, my hope is that this money just augments the lifestyle we already have,” he continued. “That would be perfect for us.”
Kerkhoven won LOTTO 6/49’s Guaranteed Prize on the August 10 draw. His winning selection was 23407793-01. He has been playing LOTTO 6/49 by subscription for over 30 years.