A security guard at the Vancouver International Airport has a big smile after winning $1.5 million on his Lotto 6/49 ticket.
Surrey, B.C. resident Jalil Khan matched all six numbers on the October 15 Bonus draw to win the prize.
“I was speechless as I checked the ticket on my break at work. I told my boss I had to go home,” laughed Khan. “I sat in my car checking the validation slip repeatedly. When I got home I did my very best to remain calm and tell my wife.”
During October, every Lotto 6/49 draw includes a bonus for an annuity prize. The winner can choose $100,000 per year for the rest of their life, or opt for a one-time payment of $1.5 million.
“After much thought and talking it over with my wife and financial advisor, we decided on the $1.5 million,” said Khan. “It was such an exciting decision to have to make.”
Khan purchased the winning Lotto 6/49 ticket in Richmond, B.C. at the Lottery Ticket Centre in the departure area of YVR.
“I think we’ll plan a nice vacation, pay off all our debt and save for our children’s education,” added a smiling Khan.