A Nanaimo man is thinking outside the box after winning the $1 million Guaranteed Prize in the Lotto 6/49 draw on Feb. 15.
Curtis Wright matched all ten numbers for the $1 million prize after buying a ticket at the Esso convenience store at Uplands Drive and Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. He is now eyeing a luxury fridge after his big win.
“I have it all picked out, it’s a $16,000 fridge that I’ve wanted for a while,” Wright told the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
Wright said he plays the lottery at least once a month but he wanted to buy a ticket for the Feb. 15 draw as there was Guaranteed Prize of $1 million, plus ten Guaranteed Prizes of $100,000 in addition to the jackpot.
“I saw the ad for the Super Draw with the ‘OMG’ campaign on Saturday, a half-hour before the draw,” Wright said. “I went out and bought the ticket about ten or 15 minutes before the draw.”
Wright said he plans to put the rest of his money into savings.