Jadavji Aminmohamed is $250,000 wealthier after matching all seven digits of the winning EXTRA number – 3192771 – for the June 29 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
Aminmohamed brought his ticket to the local store almost a month after the draw and scanned it on the self-checker when he realized he had been holding onto a winning ticket.
“It didn’t feel real until the teller got way more excited than I was,” he recalled as he claimed his prize.” To be sure, Aminmohamed scanned his ticket three more times before handing it to the cashier for validation.
The happy winner has some plans for his recent windfall. “I’ll put it in the bank, and I’d like to share some with my family.”
The winner purchased his ticket from the Canadian Tire Gas Bar at 3516 8 Avenue NE in Calgary on June 27.
“It’s unbelievable,” he added.