One couple had the surprise of their life after finding their winning lottery ticket was worth millions of dollars.
Bradley Kelly and his wife Amanda, who live in the Alix region of Lacombe County, AB won the $18 Million LOTTO 6/49 jackpot in the June 25 draw.
Bradley bought his usual $19 quick pick ticket from 7-Eleven in Claresholm while he was driving home from a week long holiday, but it wasn’t until about a week later that he stopped to check a few tickets. He couldn’t believe his luck after scanning the very first ticket on the Ticket Checker.
“I self-checked it and a bunch of numbers came up. It didn’t seem right. So I went to the retailer and I said, ‘I think the machine is pooched,’” Bradley was quoted as saying in a press release by the lottery corporation.
But there was no mistake. Bradley and Amanda’s ticket really had won $18,397,958.80.
The couple is still reeling from the win, but look forward to all the possibilities it creates.
“We have many dreams, and probably even more now that we don’t even know of,” Amanda said, according to the press release.