ALBERTA

Edmonton Retiree Initially Kept $30-Million Lotto Win A Secret

12/04/2015 04:17 EST | Updated 12/06/2015 10:59 EST
Western Canada Lottery Corporation

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man did not tell his wife for several days that he held the winning Lotto Max ticket for $30 million.

Mauro Bagnariol did, however, tell his mother right away.

Bagnariol says he was on his way home after visiting his mom when he checked his ticket for the Nov. 6 draw, which had a $60 million jackpot.

He then went back and told his mother, but didn't want to take the spotlight away from his grandson's birthday party in Calgary that weekend, so he told his wife, Helena, on the drive back to Edmonton.

Helena says she was OK with that.

Bagnariol, a retiree for about three years, says he'll help his children with their mortgages and also give some to charity.

"That's the most important thing for me, being able to help my family.''

Bagnariol says he plans to invest most of his winnings.

The other winner was in Atlantic Canada.

The winning numbers were 1, 10, 12, 20, 29, 35 and 47.

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