An unusual lottery ticket buying habit has made a British Columbia man $31.7 million richer.
Harry Black, 66, received two cheques for $15.8-million – one for each of his jackpot-winning Lotto 6/49 tickets in April’s $63-million draw, according to a B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC ) news release on Tuesday.
The Surrey, B.C. senior has a peculiar habit of buying two tickets with the exact same numbers – a quirk that only awarded him $10 winnings in the past.
“This is a wonderful surprise to all of us,” said BCLC vice president Kevin Gass. “It’s the first time in the company’s recollection that we’ve had this unique sort of win.”
According to a News 1130 radio report, Black stayed quiet for a month and did not claim his prize due the stress of winning such a massive prize.
Despite winning one half of April’s record-breaking draw, the part-time film industry worker has no plans to quit his job. Black plans to spend his winnings on some travelling, including a visit to Scotland. According to Global News, Black has no family.
He also plans to buy some land to build his dream house, according to BCLC.