Saskatchewan Man Claims $2 Million WESTERN 649 Jackpot!
Harvey Plum thought he was dreaming, but a quick pinch convinced him it was real. The Battleford resident was shocked to discover he had won the $2 million WESTERN 649 jackpot on the Saturday, October 19 draw.
Plum bought his $5 quick pick WESTERN 649 and EXTRA ticket from the Petro-Canada station at 352-22 Street West in Battleford. He discovered the win on Sunday morning.
“I looked up the numbers on my phone, and I saw that I had all six! My mouth was gaping,” he remembered. “I kind of pinched myself, and then looked again.”
Not wanting to take any chances, he took the ticket to a lottery retailer to verify.
“I used the ticket checker and saw it said $2 million,” he said. “Then I took it up to the retailer, and the same amount came up on the screen.”
“I didn’t get too excited, and I didn’t have a heart attack,” Plum laughed. “It feels great. It feels amazing!”
The new millionaire said he plans to use his windfall to pay off his car loan and other bills. Down the road, he’s thinking of travelling, maybe including a Caribbean cruise and some visits to out of province relatives.
Oh, and one more thing: “I won’t be working after this,” he said.
Saskatchewan Lotteries is the fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture, recreation and community groups.