A few weeks after Tom Crist won a record Lotto 6/49 jackpot worth $40 million, another Calgary resident scores a big hit. This time the amount is slightly lower, but with $8.1 million in her bank account, the most recent lottery winner will not have to worry about money. Only time will tell whether she will donate a portion of the jackpot or keep it all to herself, but it is hard to believe that she’ll follow Tom’s example and give everything away to charity.
The perfect way to end the year
Kim Kelly is the most recent winner of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot and the drawing that made her a millionaire took place on December 28th. She was recuperating after the Christmas holiday and gearing up for the New Year Eve’s party when she discovered that she matched all the winning numbers. It was the self-checker that delivered the good news and as many winners before she did, Kim assumed that there must be a mistake. Few lottery players actually expect to win and when the numbers popped up on the display she found it hard to believe the facts.
She was clueless about the fact that she had just won the Lotto 6/49 jackpot and though that the amount was 1000 times lower. $8000 was enough to make her smile and she wanted to share the good news with her son and this was how she discovered that she was in fact a millionaire. Overwhelmed by emotion, it took a while for the news to sink in and it helped that lottery officials confirmed that she won half of the $16.3 million prize. The other half went to Winnipeg were someone also matched the winning numbers.
2nd Lotto 6/49 jackpot in one month
Lottery officials were thrilled at the prospect of having another big winner in Calgary, so soon after Tom Crist won $40 million and took everyone by surprise with his generosity. Kim Kelly purchased a lottery ticket for the same game relatively soon after the jackpot was awarded, but she still collected a nice paycheck. The money should be more than enough to make 2014 memorable and the lucky winner plans on using a small part of the money to go on a vacation.
With the temperatures in the US and Canada drop many degrees below zero these days, it comes as no surprise that she chose to book a flight to a warm destination. A vacation is in order and unlike most people who need to make plans in advance and take days off, Kelly can linger for as long as she wants. Even before she departs, she plans on using some of the money to help her family and close friends.