Greg Gerla became the tenth Alberta lottery millionaire of 2021 when he won $1 million in the LOTTO 6/49 draw on January 27.
Talk about lucky – the $1 million winning numbers were actually from a free LOTTO 6/49 ticket that Gerla had redeemed at Savers Convenience Store in Lethbridge, located at 1904 13th Avenue N.
Gerla couldn’t believe his eyes when he returned to the store a few days after the January 27 draw to check his ticket.
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“I had a couple lottery tickets to check,” Gerla told the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. “I won $20 on one ticket, a free play on another ticket, then I scanned this one – whoa!”
While the winnings on his other two tickets weren’t as big, we wouldn’t turn down $20 and a free play.
“I was so surprised; I really didn’t believe what I was seeing on the screen at first,” said Gerla.
Gerla plans to save and invest his winnings (how responsible of him), but he’d also like to buy a new car.
The $1 million prize was pulled in LOTTO 6/49’s Guaranteed Prize draw, and the ticket also won Gerla another free play in the main draw – seriously, this guy’s luck is astounding!