Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Fluke" Win for Canadian Man

A man from Ontario, Canada, recently picked up large lottery prize and told lottery officials his win was the result of a Fluke.

"It was a fluke!" Scott Watkin said. "I happened to be at Shoppers [Shoppers Drug Mart] and just decided to buy a ticket."

Watkin won a Maxmillions CAD$ 1 million in the Canada Lotto Max drawing held on Friday, September 5, 2014, but it took him over a week to get around to checking his ticket.

"The funny thing is, the day after the draw, my wife and I were driving and we heard the announcer on the radio say there was a winning ticket in Georgetown," Watkin recalled. "My wife joked, 'Wouldn't it be funny if we won?' Then I forgot about the whole thing."

A week later his wife reminded him about the ticket so Watkins took it down to a local store and ran it through the self-checker. As soon as he looked at screen on the machine he knew he'd won a prize, but Watkins, had forgotten to bring his glasses with him and had trouble reading the display.

"The screen said 'big winner', but I didn't know if it was $10,000 or $100,000," he said.

When he discovered the true size of the prize he got the shock of his life.

"I never thought it would be a million. I couldn't believe it when I found out," Watkins admitted.

When asked about his plans for the money, Watkins said he intends to leave it in the bank.

Maxmillions are additional CAD$1 million prizes that come into play when the Canada Lotto Max Jackpot reaches CAD$50 million.