New mom hits the jackpot20/11/2014
Proud new mom, Kimberlie Bouchard, has come forward to collect her $1 million cheque from the September 13, 2014 Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw.
The Sooke resident purchased a Mini-Dip lottery pack from the cashier while paying for gas.
“I only knew what to ask for because that’s what my husband buys,” described Bouchard. “I’ve been very preoccupied with the baby so it hasn’t fully sunk in yet.”
The couple didn’t believe the win at first. Bouchard admits she had to check the ticket multiple times herself on the Check-a-Ticket terminal, before calling her husband in to confirm. Bouchard didn’t even know what the guaranteed $1 million prize was – she had to look it up online.
“It still doesn’t feel real,” smiled Bouchard. “I thought with the amount of time passing it would sink in but it hasn’t yet.”
Bouchard and her husband plan to buy a house and put aside money for their son.
The winning ticket was sold at the Hillside Petro-Canada gas station on the corner of Shelbourne Street and Lansdowne Road in Victoria.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 6 p.m. (PT). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at their favourite lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com.