Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lotto Winner's Tears of Joy

Calgary resident Terry Reinhardt was so surprised when she discovered her Canada Lotto 649 ticket had scooped her a CAD$ 2.5 million prize in the August 30, 2014, drawing she found it impossible to hold back her tears.

Terry correctly matched all six of the winning numbers, but a ticket holder from Ontario picked the same set of numbers so they each shared the CAD$ 5 million jackpot.

Terry discovered she was a jackpot winner the day after the draw when her partner went online and checked the winning numbers.

"I was in the living room," Terry said. "That’s when he yelled for me. He says he yelled three times, but I only heard him the once. I cried. I couldn’t believe it."

When asked about her plans for the money Terry said she needed time to "figure things out" but would probably do some travelling.