Submitted by Saskatchewan Lotteries
Derrick Kyluik just won $500,000 on the Oct. 1 Lotto Max draw, and the Spiritwood resident couldn’t be more astounded.
On his way to work the morning following the draw, Kyluik stopped at the gas station and handed the teller his Lotto Max ticket.
“First I heard the noise, and then I saw the 5 and a bunch of zeroes across the screen,” Kyluik recalled. “I was in awe. When she gave me the validation slip I realized I’d won $500,000.”
Kyluik sat in his truck for a while after that, then made his first decision as a lottery winner: he decided not to go to work that day after all.
“I want to retire from being a welder by the time I’m 50,” he said. “This should help me do that.”
Kyluik purchased his winning ticket at Spiritwood Confectionary, located at 100 Railway Avenue East in Spiritwood. His winning numbers were 7, 18, 32, 34, 39, 44, and 46. He shared the $1 million Maxmillions prize with a ticket issued in Ontario.
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