A Red Deer man is planning on going sailing after winning $2.5 million in a lottery.
Roy Wiggins won the money after he had stopped in Blackfalds to grab a cofffee and muffin before work, and bought a $30 scratch and win Golden Treasures lottery ticket from the 7-Eleven store at 6065 Parkwood Road.
“I drove to work and scratched the ticket in my car,” he said. “I thought, ‘Gee, I think I won!’”
He wasn’t sure he was reading the amount right, so he drove to the store to double-check it. When it was confirmed, he said his mind turned quickly to a sailboat.
“I think I’ll set sail somewhere along the Georgia Strait.”
Wiggins is the second Red Deer resident to become a big lottery winner recently. In December 2016, another man from the city claimed a $1 million Lotto Max prize won on a free ticket.