The CAD$ 1 million Canada Western 649 jackpot from the August 27, 2014, drawing has been claimed by a player from Alix, Alberta.
Casting his mind back to the night of the draw Kelly Korman stated the weather had been pretty bleak, but it wasn't the raging thunderstorm outside that kept him awake.
"We had a big thunderstorm that night, and the kids were in our room when I checked the numbers on my phone," Korman said.
Watching the numbers appear on the screen, one by one, they all looked very familiar and when the last two numbers were displayed, Korman was unable to contain his excitement.
"I flew out of bed, and I said to my wife, 'Oh my god, we just won WESTERN 649!'" Korman recalled."
But it was long wait until the morning.
"I think I only got about 20 minutes of sleep. My heart was pounding so hard, my chest hurt," he said.
Korman matched all six of the numbers necessary to scoop the CAD$ 1 million jackpot, but Lady Luck must have taken quite a shine to the young Canadian because he'd played by 8-number combination play and won several subsidiary prizes as well. His total winnings were CAD$ 1,006,850.
"I was just so happy," Korman said. "I've dreamt about this so many times."
As for his plans for the money, Korman said he intends to pay off his mortgage and some other bills, and lay some money aside for his children's' education.