New Brunswick

$1M lottery winner in Boiestown

A Boiestown man is $1 million richer following Saturday's Atlantic 49 draw.

Jean-Yves Doiron planning hunting trip, new vehicles, home renos

Jean-Yves Doiron and his wife Barbara picked up their winnings in Moncton on Monday. (Atlantic Lottery)

A Boiestown man is $1 million richer following Saturday's Atlantic 49 draw.

Jean-Yves Doiron, who picked up his winnings on Monday, says he plans to go on a "good caribou hunt in Quebec with the guys."

"I've always had a dream and a list," said Doiron, who went to a local store early Sunday morning to check his ticket and heard the winning "wahoo" sound.

"I saw his face and I knew something was wrong," recalled his wife Barbara.

"I’d seen that look 15 years ago when he’d been chased by a bear," she said. "This time it turned out better."

Doiron's other plans for the winnings include taking care of their children's future, buying a red truck and travel trailer, a new vehicle for his wife, and renovations their house, including a garage and solarium.

Anne’s Convenience in Boiestown will receive a one per cent seller’s prize for selling the winning ticket.