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Friday The 13th Lottery Win: Alberta Man Scores Huge With $22M Lotto Max Win

07/19/2012 11:41 EDT | Updated 09/18/2012 05:12 EDT
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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A man from Fort McMurray, Alta., will forever consider Friday the 13th his lucky day after winning nearly $22 million in last week's Lotto Max draw.

Chris Fowler says he often buys tickets at his local convenience store and picks them up on a whim.

Last Sunday he went to check his Friday ticket but couldn't understand what the automated machine was telling him so got a clerk to help him.

Within a few seconds they both realized he had won $21,771,980.30.

Fowler says he is still trying to digest his multimillion-dollar prize and hasn’t really made any plans for his winnings.

So far he plans to help out some family and take a trip back home to Newfoundland — and he might just buy that Corvette he's always dreamed of.

Fowler's ticket was one of two winning tickets to share the $45.5 million jackpot; the other winning ticket was purchased in Regina.

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