A lucky Revelstoke resident is the most recent winner of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot, taking home a total prize of $20 million. The fact that he chose the Quick Pick feature might have helped, as he was the sole winner and didn’t have to split the prize with anyone else. The player who goes by the name of Peter Mueller is a regular lottery player but he told the media that he takes the games lightly and never expected to win a big prize. Not surprising, he remembered to check up his numbers several days after the drawing took place.
6 numbers for $20 million
The Canadian Lotto 6/49 is virtually identical to the popular game that has so many fans worldwide and all that players need to do is to match 6 numbers out or 49. The cost of a ticket is a puny $1, which means that virtually anyone can afford to compete for the Lotto 6/49 jackpot and even play in both weekly drawings. The Revelstoke man bought a ticket as he always does and all his six numbers were extracted on Wednesday night, but he found out about his good fortune two days later.
He was on his way home when he realized that he had to stop for gas and that’s when he remembered to check the lottery ticket. On the radio, Peter heard that the latest Lotto 6/49 jackpot was from Revelstoke so he jokingly asked the teller to check out his ticket to see if he is the millionaire. It is easy to imagine the surprise of the clerk when she found out that Mr. Mueller wasn’t joking and he was actually the one to collect one of the largest payouts ever awarded by this game.
Bright plans for the Lotto 6/49 jackpot winner
Inspired by the success of other Lotto 6/49 jackpot winner, Peter kept buying tickets even though he never won big and this time it was his chance to shine. Immediately after the clerk at the Village Green compared his numbers against the winning ones, the ticket was validated and Mueller was on his way home to decide what needs to be done next.
As many other lottery winners before him, Peter chose to take some time off and his destination of choice will be Mexico. The reason for why he chose this country is its relative proximity to Canada, warm weather in winter and the fact that here he can enjoy both his hobbies” swimming and golf. Obviously, he won’t allow enthusiasm to sweep him off his feet and will discuss matters with a financial advisor, to make sure that his winnings will last a lifetime.
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