Regina resident wins $2 million on WESTERN 649!
Louis Larson was in a daze when he left his local Co-op store. The Regina resident checked his WESTERN 649 ticket and discovered he had won $2,000,000 on the June 5 draw.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I thought the machine must have goofed up – there were too many zeroes after the number two!”
“I went home and told my family,” he continued. “We were all in such disbelief. I still don’t think it has completely sunk in. I’m going to have to see the money in my bank account before I believe it!”
As the initial shock of his win sinks in, the happy winner said he has started to think about all of the possibilities his new win brings.
“I know I’ll share the win with my family,” he said. “And maybe I’ll buy a new SUV. I haven’t bought a brand-new car since 1962.”
“It will also be nice not to have to worry about money for the rest of our retirement,” he said.
Larson purchased his winning ticket at the Pharmasave located at 1695 Dewdney Avenue in Regina. His winning numbers were 2, 3, 19, 24, 30 and 46.
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