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Calgarian wins $1M in Western Max lottery

A Calgary man has taken home a $1 million windfall after playing a winning Western Max lottery ticket.

Philip Pedro matched all seven numbers to take home prize

Pedro said the money will be used to help his family meet their goals. (Supplied by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation)

A Calgary man has taken home a $1 million windfall after playing a winning Western Max lottery ticket.

Philip Pedro said he couldn't believe his eyes when he realized he had matched all seven numbers — 3, 15, 19, 21, 24, 36, and 40 — needed to win one of Western Max's million-dollar draws on May 15.

"I thought it must be a mistake," Pedro said.

The ticket was purchased at Petro Canada at 5031 Nose Hill Drive N.W.

Pedro, who waited until lottery offices had re-opened from the COVID-19 shutdown to claim his prize, said that the money will go toward helping out family, paying off debt and investing.

"It will definitely help us achieve some of our goals."

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