Truck-driving BC grandma plans on buying smaller car after $10M Lotto 6/49 win

Apr 24 2019, 2:30 am

A Tumbler Ridge grandmother who just won a whopping $10 million says she can’t wait to share the money with her two children and four grandchildren.

Vivienne Mills matched all six numbers on her Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased on for draw on April 3, 2019.

“I want to set the kids and the grandkids up right away,” Mills explained.

“We’re looking forward to paying off our grandkids’ education, their student loans and helping them buy a house.”

Mills says she found out she won via an email notification, and couldn’t believe she would be getting the life-changing money.

“I was expecting to see a free ticket, maybe a dollar,” said Mills. “Then I saw a lot of zeros and thought I was seeing things so I woke up my husband and asked him to look.”

Mills had been buying tickets for over two years, and wasn’t ever expecting to win such a huge prize.

While her priority is sharing the win with family, Mills admits that she is also planning something special for herself.

“Well, I’d like to buy a new car,” she said. “Right now we have a truck, and it’d sure be nice to have a smaller car that’s easier to get into parking spots,” she says.

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