Lucky, lucky: Man in Winnipeg wins second million-dollar lottery prize

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man has won a $2-million lottery prize — five months after he won $1.5 million.

Melhig Melhig, a double winner with a double name, says he’s amazed and happy by his good fortune.

His first win came in April with a scratch ticket bought at a Winnipeg convenience store.

The 28-year old African immigrant then moved his wife and children out of their small apartment and into a new home.

Melhig continued to play the lottery and bought another scratch ticket from a Giant Tiger store in Winnipeg in August.

He says he now plans to buy a business, such as a gas station or car wash, and go back to school.

“I want to improve my English and communication. And I want to learn something useful, like carpentry,” he said in a press release.

Western Canada Lottery Corporation says Melhig isn’t the first to win a second million-dollar lottery prize in the Manitoba.

A woman who bought a ticket at her grandson’s hockey tournament in Winnipeg won $1 million in 2005, then claimed the same prize two years later after buying another ticket, again, at her grandson’s hockey tournament.

Just Posted

Red Deer’s Christmas Wish Breakfast helps children by collecting toys

Donations go to Red Deer Salvation Army and Red Deer Christmas Bureau

Two Central Alberta school districts pay to prepare grads for diploma exams

Clearview and Wolf Creek want all Grade 12 students to Rock the Diplomas

‘Blow themselves up:’ Police worried about butane hash oil extractions at home

CALGARY — Alberta law enforcement officials say they are worried that the… Continue reading

Data suggests violence rising in Winnipeg remand jail; union says meth a factor

WINNIPEG — Newly obtained statistics point to increasing violence at the Winnipeg… Continue reading

Photos: Hundreds attend Red Deer Lights the Night

Cold weather didn’t stop people from enjoying holiday festivities

VIDEO: Stan Lee leaves posthumous message for his fans

Marvel Comics’ co-creator died on Monday at the age of 95

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him… Continue reading

Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

CHICO, Calif. — Searchers combing a Northern California town levelled by a… Continue reading

Disney details new ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ attractions

ORLANDO, Fla. — “Star Wars” fans will soon be able to pilot… Continue reading

Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

FRANKFURT — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted… Continue reading

Children of migrants living in U.S. pushing up American asylum-seeker numbers

OTTAWA — As Canada grapples with an influx of irregular asylum seekers,… Continue reading

Grassroots video rants and Braveheart spoofs engage B.C. referendum voters

VICTORIA — Homemade videos by a Vancouver filmmaker featuring scenes of his… Continue reading

‘Quebec is an embarrassment’: Province urged to do more on cybersecurity

MONTREAL — On Sept. 10, municipal employees in a region between Montreal… Continue reading

Disturbing school bullying videos are a teachable moment, advocates say

Advocates say shocking new videos showing extreme bullying offer parents and educators… Continue reading

Most Read