Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Canadian Lotto Winner Plans to Buy His Parents a New Home

A Calgary man who won $1 million in the January 17, Lotto Max draw says the first thing he wants to do is help out his parents.

When Dean Banman discovered he'd won, the first thing he did was get on the phone to his father. "I told him to start looking for a house," Banman said. The lucky winner also plans to buy himself a new home and a new vehicle, but Banman admits he was initially skeptical about the win.

"I scanned it once [the ticket], and then a second time to double-check," he said. "I didn't think the machine was reading it right so I stood in line to get the cashier to check it too."