Spirit River winner wakes up a millionaire!
Remee Richard was at the Go Market at 4919 43 Street Rycroft on October 5 when he picked up his ticket for the LOTTO MAX draw on October 7.
A few days later, Richard woke up and scanned his ticket to discover he was holding on to a $1 million winner.
"When I scanned the ticket, I saw how much I won, and I was in absolute disbelief!” he recalled as he claimed his prize.
Richard scanned his ticket every day for the following week just to be sure he wasn’t dreaming.
"The first person I told was my dad," he continued. "He didn't believe me at first, but when I showed him the ticket, he was excited for me."
He won one of the MAXMILLIONS prizes awarded on the October 7 LOTTO MAX draw by matching winning numbers 13, 20, 27, 37, 38, 45, and 46.
Renee said he's in no hurry to spend his windfall.
"Honestly, I'm young, and I'm fortunate to have everything," he explained." So I'm going to put it into savings."
"I'm still in disbelief," he added.
Richard’s ticket is one of 19 that netted winners in Western Canada million-dollar MAXMILLIONS prizes during LOTTO MAX’s record-breaking jackpot run from August to late October. Three other tickets sold in the region split prizes with other tickets to take home $500,000.