Alberta lotto winner says he’ll buy a house, a car, and travel the world

By on December 13, 2014


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EDMONTON — An Edmonton man is Alberta’s newest millionaire, having won $9.9 million on the Dec. 3 Lotto 649 draw.

Derek Hulley says he was on his way to do some Christmas shopping when he decided to check a $19 quickpick ticket at a south-side convenience store.

He says at first he thought he’d won $900,000 but he went to the counter to double-check and the clerk told him it was the big win.

He says he tried to go out and have a bite to eat but he was “too nervous and shaking too much.”

Hulley says he’ll use the money to buy a house, a new car and travel around the world.

He says he’s always wanted to go to the South Pacific.

Hulley’s win was one-third of the $29.9 million jackpot. There were also two winnings tickets in Ontario.