Nisku local relieved by recent million-dollar LOTTO 6/49 win!

“I’m not about to sit on a yacht and eat grapes all day.”

Michael Whitehead’s reaction to winning a $1 million lottery prize was a little different than he would have expected.

“I wasn’t quite as shocked as I thought I’d be,” Whitehead explained while claiming his million-dollar prize. “I felt a bit of disbelief, but mostly I just felt relief – so much relief!”

Whitehead purchased his winning ticket at Nisku Petro Canada, located at 208 19 Avenue in Nisku. He returned to the store the day after the draw to check his ticket.

“I’m used to seeing a couple dollars or ‘Free Play’ on the screen,” he laughed. “When I saw all of the zeroes, I scanned it again and again to make sure it wasn’t a glitch.”

The new winner said he has a few plans for his recent windfall, starting with a few trips.

“I told my buddy I would take him and his kids to Disney World,” he said. “I also want to take my dad to Scotland and see Las Vegas.”

“The trips will be the only ‘frivolous spending’ I do with this money,” he continued. “I’m not about to sit on a yacht and eat grapes all day. I’m going to make sure this takes me to retirement and beyond.”

Whitehead won his million-dollar prize on the January 17 LOTTO 6/49 Gold Ball draw. His winning number was 27065618-01, a white ball.

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