Lucky $6.1M jack­pot win­ner’s travel plans be­gin with Ire­land

Calgary Herald - - CITY + REGION - RYAN RUMBOLT RRum­bolt@post­

Just call him the $6.1-mil­lion man.

Cal­gar­ian Leonard Pe­ters bought a Lotto 6-49 ticket months ago for the July 25 draw.

Cash­ing in the win­ning ticket net­ted him $6,116,450.

Pe­ters said he was “calm as I have ever been” when dis­cov­er­ing his ticket had the win­ning num­bers 2, 7, 15, 31, 33 and 42, but his thoughts soon went to trav­el­ling the world on his win­nings.

“Truth be told, I think I skipped the happy, ex­cited, sur­prised part and went straight to be­ing shocked and dis­be­liev­ing,” he said in a news re­lease.

He said his first stop will be Ire­land.

“For years when­ever some­one asked me, ‘What would you do if you won the lottery?’ my an­swer stayed the same,” said Pe­ters.

“I al­ways said, ‘Travel. Travel is what I would do.’ I’ve al­ways dreamed of trav­el­ling the world. I re­ally want to see ev­ery­thing.”

Pe­ters pur­chased the win­ning ticket at the 7-Eleven on South­land Drive in Cal­gary.

Pe­ters split the $12.2 mil­lion jack­pot with an­other win­ning ticket pur­chased in Que­bec.

Leonard Pe­ters, who bought a ticket months ago for the July 25 Lotto 6-49 draw, is split­ting $12.2 mil­lion with a win­ner in Que­bec.

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