Imagine finally winning the lottery only to realize that absolutely no one believed you.
That’s exactly what happened to a lottery player in Newfoundland and Labrador who found out about his win.
It started off just like any other day for Samuel, a Bay Roberts resident. While getting ready for work, he noticed that he had received a notification from alc.com. So he logged onto his Atlantic Lottery account to check his messages.
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What he saw left him stunned: he had just won $500,000 playing Daily Grand.
His first instinct was to share the news with everyone, but telling people that you won half a million dollars is never going to be that straightforward.
“Nobody believed me at first,” he said while claiming his cheque.
Now that he has an extra half a million dollars in his bank account, Samuel said that he plans to put money away for retirement. He’ll also be using the money to buy a new vehicle and plan a vacation somewhere warm.
“I’ve always dreamt about it but never really thought I would win it,” he said.
Daily Grand costs $3 per play and draws take place every Monday and Thursday at 11:29 pm AT.