Bon Truong had been playing the same lucky numbers for 30 years, a combination of birthdays and other significant dates, before finally bagging that life-changing jackpot that every lottery player dreams about.
Shortly after the draw he realised he was a winner, but wasn't ready to come forward so he locked away his winning ticket in his safe. He kept the secret for 10 months before coming forward to claim the prize and revealed the good news to his friends and family.
"I started to think about what this win would mean for my family," he told a press conference. "I realized it's going to change a lot of things and I wanted to make sure we were all ready and prepared for those changes," he told a local Alberta newspaper.
He stated that he now intends to pay off the mortgage on his house, take a family vacation and continue his work as a gardener. He also quipped that he might not tell his children that he had won at all because he still wanted them to work hard.
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