Brandon’s Louis Montroy recently won $5 million in the November 24 Lotto 6/49 draw. The winning ticket was purchased at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar located at 1655 18 Street in Brandon.
“I scanned the ticket and thought, ‘$50,000?!’” he recalled when claiming his prize. “But there were too many zeroes. So I thought, ‘Nah, that’s $500,000!’
“All of a sudden it clicked in that it was actually five million dollars. Well, oh my God! Was I ever surprised!”
Montroy said he went home with his ticket and checked the numbers on the WCLC (Western Canada Lottery Corporation) website a few more times with his wife.
“When I was at the store I tried to stay as quiet as possible,” he said. “But when I was at home, I just wanted to scream out in celebration.”
“I’m going to make sure my kids are taken care of,” he said in a Monday news release from the Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.