One lucky lottery player is about to have a lifechanging start to 2019.
On Wednesday, January 2, a winning ticket was declared for the Lotto 6/49 draw.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation explained that there was only one winning ticket drawn and that it was sold in Calgary.
This player managed to match all six winning numbers: 13, 18, 19, 36, 37, and 43. As a result, they’ll be taking home a whopping $16,319,280.
Four subsequent winners across Canada managed to match five of the six numbers as well as a bonus number; the individuals, located in Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan – they’ll be taking home $61,239.10.
In the past two months, six winning tickets have been claimed in the Calgary area. Their payouts have been nowhere near January 2’s Lotto 6/49, as the previous winners won amounts ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
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