Red Deer man wins $1 million
A Red Deer man is now a millionaire after buying a $6 lottery ticket from a West Park store.
David Webber purchased the winning ticket for the Dec. 20 draw but it took him a while to figure out he had won.
“I started scanning them at the ticket checker,” he said. “A $2 winner came up, which was cool — and then a $10.”
Curious about the outcome of his small winnings — so far — he took his ticket to the retailer to verify. As the clerk went through he heard the occasional winning sound, but then he heard something he hadn’t before.
“It made a different sound. Everyone in the store just stopped and gasped,” said Webber.
“I had no clue what was coming.”
The sound changed because Webber’s ticket had won more than $1,000. He had matched all seven numbers for one of the 50 Maxmillions draws.
“I said ‘Are you kidding me? Please tell me your machine isn’t broken.’ ”
He had won $1 million. He said he plans to put his winnings in the bank and take some time to decide what to do with this windfall.
The ticket was bought and checked at West Park Foods, at 3722 57th Ave.