A Filipino working abroad in Canada as a janitor is now a millionaire after winning the Lotto 6/49 jackpot amounting to $7 Million (PHP 272 Million) in the draw held last April 27.
Vito Halasan, who moved to Canada 10 years ago, just celebrated his 58th birthday when he discovered that he had matched all six numbers at the draw.
“I remember scanning my ticket and seeing all these numbers,” Halasan was quoted to have said. “I have really blurry vision so I had to hold the ticket right up to my face. I couldn’t believe it.”
Although he is now a millionaire, Halasan reportedly said that he won’t stop working as a janitor. However, he will be scaling down his hours.
With three kids and four grandchildren, Halasan said that his big win can now enable him to give his family the life he had promised them since migrating from the Philippines in 2009.
“I buy lottery tickets so I can dream,” he said. “I dream of being able to take care of my kids and make their future better. Now we’ll be able to buy a nice house for my children and grandchildren.”
Congratulations to the winner!