Folks typically muse about the very first thing they’d purchase in the event that they received the lottery – likelihood is, a Slurpee wouldn’t be excessive on the checklist.

Nonetheless, that’s precisely what Richmondite Wayne Martin did to purchase himself a second to let the conclusion sink in that he’d simply received the $7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.


Martin – who purchased the ticket on the 7-Eleven on Granville Avenue – will share the June 27 jackpot with spouse Sandee Towers and their 4 youngsters.

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“I purchase each week; it’s only a pure factor,” he mentioned of enjoying the lottery.

“I regarded on the numbers but it surely simply didn’t compute. I acquired a Slurpee, and went again and checked my ticket once more.

“Then I took an image and acquired my different tickets.”

Martin, nonetheless, determined to shock his spouse, who was on trip in London, England, with two of their youngsters to share the information, head to head.

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“He mentioned, ‘bear in mind how we needed to purchase a Jeep? Nicely now we will,’” mentioned Towers.

“I requested him what he was speaking about and he confirmed me a newspaper article a couple of $7 million ticket offered in Richmond. At first, I simply didn’t consider him and thought it was a joke.”

The Richmond couple mentioned they wanting ahead to spending extra time with their youngsters and shopping for a home within the B.C. Inside.

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“We’re a closeknit household, fairly quiet,” Towers added.

“We wish to spend numerous time with our youngsters. We’re each simply so excited. This win takes a lot strain off of our household.

“We can assist our youngsters, savour a slower tempo, do extra of the issues we love and simply get pleasure from being collectively.”

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