Alberta man becomes 10th person of 2021 to win $1M or more in lottery

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.”

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Gerla said he plans to save and invest his winnings, but also use the windfall to buy a new car.

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