Robert Goertzen from Kelowna wins $21.9M Lotto 6/49 prize
Heavy equipment instructor says he plans to continue buying lottery tickets
A heavy equipment instructor from Kelowna says he'll continue working, despite having won a $21.9 million lottery prize over the weekend.
Robert Goertzen, 44, says he felt like he'd shot to fame as soon as he checked his ticket at a Real Canadian Superstore in Kelowna.
"I felt famous! Everyone was coming up to me to congratulate me and to take a photo of me and the lottery screen," he said in a written release.
Goertzen says he plans to continue working, but also has a few big purchases in mind.
"I'm going to buy a diesel truck and a new fifth-wheel trailer for myself and a Jeep for my girlfriend and of course, I'll pay off my debt," said Goertzen.
He said he will also help provide his daughter with her education.
Goertzen also said he'll continue to buy Lotto 6/49 tickets as part of his weekly grocery shopping routine.
The B.C. Lotto Corporation said the $1-million guaranteed prize draw for Feb. 20 was also bought in B.C. The winning ticket was sold in Mission.
The 6/49 grand prize was last won Jan. 30, when a ticket worth $18.3 million was held by someone in Ontario.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 6/49 draw on Wednesday night will be $5 million.
With files from Canadian Press