A Kelowna resident’s persistence has paid off.
Nick Pisio has won one million dollars for matching all 10 numbers in the Nov. 7th Lotto 6-49, which he had played every week for the last three years.
He bought the lucky ticket at Mac’s convenience store on Springfield Road.
“I was there to buy a couple more and check the ones I had. I had the staff scan the ticket – I couldn’t believe it! Everyone was shocked,” says Pisio.
Pisio says the win means he and his wife can retire earlier.
“The first person I told was my wife. I told her to sit down and she thought something bad had happened. She was jumping up and down…she even swore a little,” he said with a laugh. “We enjoy spending our free time with our grandchildren. Now with an earlier retirement in our future, we can do that even more. We have no more worries.”
Pisio says they also plan to do some travelling and get a new vehicle.