Many people wish to become millionaires after blowing out their birthday candles, and for one fortunate man from Montreal this wish actually came true. He collected a smashing $12.700.000 windfall two days after his birthday, becoming Canada’s newest multi-millionaire. Follow in his footsteps on Wednesday night – Powerball will offer a ground-breaking €269.700.000 windfall!
Enzo Di Gneo matched the winning line 3, 5, 9, 22, 37 and 46 in the Lotto 6/49 draw on May 24th. He’s been playing these same numbers since 1994, and has won a couple of smaller prizes in the last few months. The fortunate Montreal resident had a feeling this strike of fortune will eventually turn into a big victory, and he was actually right!
“I can’t explain it, but I had the feeling that I was going to win the jackpot in 2017. I’ll definitely be pampering my loved ones,” said the winner, whose lucky combination consisted of the birthdays of his family members.
Mr. Di Gneo usually checks the lottery results before he goes to bed, but this time was an exception. He fell asleep before the winning numbers were announced, and checked them in the morning, only to discover he became $12.700.000 richer. His wife was the first person he shared the news with, and she was finally convinced her husband was telling the truth when she checked the numbers on her phone. Unlike many jackpot winners before him, Di Gneo doesn’t intend to leave his job – he’ll keep running his family business, that’s been in existence for almost four decades.