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Pinoy in Winnipeg Wins $60M Lotto Jackpot

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The single ticket sold in Canada to match the winning numbers for the Jan. 22 Lotto Max draw has just made a Winnipeg family $60M richer.

According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, John Chua, his wife, Jhoana, his mother, Angie Chua, and his uncle, Ben Lagman have claimed their $60 million prize on Tuesday.

In an interview, John said he heard the news about someone in Winnipeg had won the jackpot and he actually felt jealous. It wasn’t until he read an email from Playnow.com notifying him with a Lotto Max win that he realized their ticket won the jackpot prize!

He initially thought he had won a Free Play or something so he didn’t think much of it but when he read the $60 Million win, he couldn’t believe it. He checked PlayNow.com when he got home just to double check.

“He always plays jokes – he’s a joker, so I didn’t believe it,” Angie said. “I believe now that it’s real.”

When John was asked, he said they will be getting a new home and he’ll likely keep playing the lottery.

“There’s a lot of things that come to mind but I’m going to take my time. I want to be wise. We’ve got kids and need to think for our future,”  John stated. “I just want to take the time and do the smart thing.”

The lucky winning numbers were 11, 21, 23, 25, 28, 41, and 43. The payout of $60,000,020 has set the record for the biggest lottery prize ever won on a lottery ticket sold in all of Manitoba.

PhotoCredit: CBC news

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