Filipino won the jackpot prize of Lotto in Canada


Herbie Atanacio won $1 million in the Lotto 649 draw on Feb. 6.

Filipino living in Calgary, Canada who doesn't often buy a lottery ticket is now $1 million richer.He said that the day before the draw, he just had a good feeling about playing this time. He couldn't believe he was a winner.

The winner of the game's Guaranteed Prize Draw on February was identified as Herbie Atanacio by Jhong Dela Cruz for Inquirer on February 15.

photo credit: CBC

The feeling got him extreme luck as he won the jackpot prize, and despite holding the money, he says he cannot believe what happened.
He said that he scanned his ticket at the store and thought this couldn't be real.

He checked his ticket again and again at that store. He went to a second store to check the ticket and make sure it was a winner until he finally received a confirmation when he contacted Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

Atanacio plans to use his winning to pay off his mortgage and help his family in the Philippines, CBC News said on February 11. He also plans to take a trip to the Philippines to visit his family during an extended vacation.

There were already several Filipino working abroad who tried their luck on the Lotto draw and won a great fortune.

In 2012, a Filipinno sushi chef in Los Angeles, California hit the $15 million jackpot of Superlotto, according to GMA News.

Victor Caube of Echo Park, a chef, was one of the two winners who claimed the stake at the prize. Both Caube and the other winner, who was never identified, were long-time friends. They both came to America from the Philippines to seek their fortune.




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Filipino won the jackpot prize of Lotto in Canada
Herbie Atanacio won $1 million in the Lotto 649 draw on Feb. 6.
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