01/23/2016 10:16 EST | Updated 01/23/2016 10:59 EST

Saskatchewan Couple Joked About Lotto Win, Then Found Out It Was True

"I'm pretty sure I got this."

Western Canada Lottery Corporation

REGINA — A cabin renovation is in the stars for a lucky Saskatchewan couple who won $5 million on the Lotto 6/49 draw on Jan. 13.

Darrell and Wendy Penner of Hague, Sask., say they will also help out their children.

"It's really kind of funny that we won," said Darrell, in a press release. "We were talking to friends about there being a Saskatchewan winner after the draw, and I said, 'I'm pretty sure I got this,' as a joke!"

"I checked the numbers on the Internet while I was at work," Darrell continued. "I saw that we had matched the numbers, but I didn't believe it so I just went back to work for a little while."

He checked a second time and still wasn't sure so took it to a nearby store, where the win was confirmed.

He says he went to see his wife at her job and share the news, admitting that some happy tears ensued.


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