Million-dollar LOTTO 6/49 win in Drake!
James Isbister saw his luck multiply by 10 and then by 10 again. The Drake resident scanned his June 16, 2018 LOTTO 6/49 and discovered he’d won not $10,000, not $100,000, but $1,000,000!
Isbister purchased his winning ticket at Thrifty Market, located at 203 Main Street in Humboldt. He returned to the store about a month later to check his ticket.
“I gave my ticket to the retailer to scan,” he said. “I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d won, so I didn’t have much of a reaction.”
“The retailer noticed I wasn’t acting excited about it and told me to look at the amount again,” he continued. “That’s when I realized I won $1 million!”
Isbister said he plans to continue to take his time deciding what to do with his windfall.
“I don’t think the reality has really sunk in yet,” he said. “I’ve always played hoping that one day I’ll win, but I never believed it would actually happen.”
Isbister won his million-dollar prize on the Guaranteed Prize Draw by matching the selection 36810921-01.
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