Edmonton Man Wins $17M In Lotto Draw

By Ben Hamill - September 08 2022

Colourful lottery ballsWhile a resident of Edmonton, Canada, has every reason to break out the bubbly and celebrate in a huge way after bagging a massive Lotto 6/49 Jackpot, he insists that he is a simple man, and will continue to be one.

Pritpal Chahal won a staggering $17,183,706.90 in the Lotto 6/49 draw on July 30, but says he has no plans for how he intends to spend the massive windfall.

Disbelief And Elation

According to the lucky winner, he had checked his Lotto ticket while in the store, and simply could not believe his eyes when the self-checker revealed the incredible result. He said he had been so baffled by what he saw on the screen that he had checked his numbers eight times before daring to believe his luck.

Chahal had purchased his winning Lotto ticket from the Shoppers Drug Mart, which is located on 250 Watt Common SW, Edmonton. His ticket was purchased on the date of the draw, and he had matched all six the winning numbers – 9, 21, 22, 27, 35, and 47.

Big Win In Bay Roberts

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC), meanwhile, this week urged Lotto pundits to double-check their tickets purchased for the Lotto 6/49 draw of August 27.

According to the ALC, someone had purchased a winning ticket to the tune of $15,686,467.90 in Bay Roberts.

The corporation said further details will be released once the winner has claimed their massive windfall.

Lucky Cup-Holder Find  

In other Lottery news, a man from Ontario, who makes a living working as an automotive specialist, recently discovered quite by accident that he was suddenly a cool $70,828.60 richer.

Chris Leggatt, who hails from Schomberg, Ontario, recently told the OLG how he had come across a forgotten Lotto Max ticket in the cup-holder of his car. According to Leggatt, while he’s been a regular player for more than two decades, he hasn’t had much luck – until now.

After he discovered the ticket, Leggatt immediately checked his ticket with the help of the OLG’s app, only to discover that he had bagged the second prize. Leggatt said a colleague had been with him at the time, and when the pair heard the “Big Winner” sound coming from the app, his colleague had wanted to know whether they were “rich”. Leggatt said he replied that he certainly was.

Leggatt had purchased his winning Lotto Max ticket from Petro Canada on Bradford’s Holland Street.

Upon picking up his check from the OLG’s offices in Toronto, the 46-year-old said that he had initially felt only disbelief, but that now, it finally felt real.