A Calgary man has become the tenth Albertan to win at least $1 million on a Western Canada Lottery Corporation lottery ticket this year.
Greg Gerla won $1 million on the Jan. 27 Lotto 6-49 guaranteed prize draw.
Gerla got his ticket in Lethbridge at the Savers Convenience Store on 13 Avenue North and returned to the store a few days later to check it.
“I had a couple of lottery tickets to check,” Gerla said. “I won $20 on one ticket, a free play on another ticket, then I scanned this one – whoa!
“I was so surprised. I really didn’t believe what I was seeing on the screen at first.”
Gerla said he plans to save and invest his winnings, but also use the windfall to buy a new car.
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