ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia — A Canadian man who won a CA$9.7 million (US$7.4 million) lottery jackpot said he wants his children "to find out about it on the news."
Daniel Schulli of Abbotsford, British Columbia, said he's been in a state of shock and elation since winning the top price in the Sept. 17 Lotto 6/49 draw.
"This is just so surreal," Schulli said. "My wife and I have been walking around the house giggling because we just can't believe it!"
Schulli said he already has his first purchase planned.
"A brand new pickup truck because my kids keep laughing at my old 1996 pickup," Schulli said.
He said he'll be the one laughing when his kids find out about the secret he's been keeping from them.
"I haven't told my three youngest children about the win," Schulli said. "They're going to find out about it on the news!"
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