Wayne and Mary Hiltz of Bay Roberts are the latest lotto millionaires in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Wayne Hiltz bought a $20 winning scratch ticket Thursday afternoon at Powell's Supermarket, after finding out that his usual brand of cigarettes was out of stock.
Soon after, grocery manager Sylvia Rose recalled, a surprised Hiltz came back to confirm that he had just hit the $2-million jackpot.
"Well, everybody was so excited, everybody was screaming — of course — and shouting and clapping," said Rose. "So excited for the gentleman."
'The man on the bicycle'
The Hiltzes had been living on government support in a small, low-income apartment complex.
Wayne Hiltz had been known around town as "the man on the bicycle" because he couldn't afford a car.
But on Tuesday afternoon, he was at the Bay Roberts Ford dealership, getting a fast, new car —a Shelby Cobra.
'I'm taking that old bike, and I'm going to hang it in my garage.'—Wayne Hiltz, lotto winner
"I'm taking that old bike, and I'm going to hang it in my garage, remind me where I was and where I am," said Hiltz.
The official cheque presentation is scheduled for Thursday at Powell's Supermarket.