$16.5 million LOTTO 6/49 prize won in Edmonton
Sagita Narayan felt a wide range of emotions immediately after scanning her LOTTO 6/49 ticket and discovering she had won $16,511,291.40 on the November 10 draw.
“I was excited, happy, shocked, but mostly I felt incredibly blessed,” she said while claiming her prize in St. Albert. “I’m so thankful; it’s a wonderful blessing for myself and my family.”
Narayan said she is going to take some time deciding what to do with her winnings, but she does have a few ideas to get her started.
“When I sat down to think about what to do with the money, it made me think of how fortunate I have been in my life,” she said. “We have a good family, a nice house, a good business… we don’t need anything else.”
“But now that I think about it, I will make some changes around the house,” she laughed. “I’m going to build my dream kitchen. I love to cook, so I will be cooking in the perfect kitchen!”
The Edmonton winner said she also plans on giving a very special gift a little bit sooner than she had expected.
“My husband and I bought our each of our daughters a car for their twenty-first birthdays,” she said. “Our youngest will be twenty-one in a few months, but we’re going to buy her a car before then.”
Narayan purchased her winning ticket from the Canadian Tire Gas Bar located at 11839 Kingsway Avenue NW in Edmonton. She won her prize by matching all six main draw numbers on the November 10 LOTTO 6/49 draw – 2, 7, 18, 19, 23 and 25. She is the 54th Albertan and the tenth Edmontonian to take home a lottery prize of $1 million or more in 2021.