Canadian Lotto 6/46 win at just 21Monday August 31st 2009
Don Grimards life is about to change. The Canadian Lotto 6/46 winner is just 21 and has reaped a massive lottery prize of $17,292,550. The Lethbridge resident is now the youngest retiree of his hometown, but was working in oilfields near Outlook, Saskatchewan, when he purchased 6 $5 Quick Pick tickets from D & E Convenience Store in Outlook.
Don found out from a fellow worker that a Lottery ticket bought in Saskatchewan had, along with another ticket bought in Quebec, won the lottery prize. As he had not yet checked his ticket he took them to a ticket scanner and was stunned to learn he had just come into a $17 million fortune. After returning to work, his excitement got the better of him after completing just half a day, Don had to leave.
In order to seek appropriate financial advice, Don took several weeks before he claimed his prize and is now looking for the right time to break the news of his fantastic lottery windfall to his friends and family.
The $17 million prize is not only the largest prize ever claimed by a single player in Alberta, but it is also the largest lottery prize that has ever been won on a ticket sold in Saskatchewan. Maybe now more residents will choose to buy lottery tickets!
Although Don still plans to carry on living in Alberta for the foreseeable future, it goes without saying that since his win, Outlook is sure to be his favourite town for a very long time and the Canadian Lotto is lottery of choice.