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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