Canadian Couple Scoop Up Massive CAD $31 million Jackpot! |theLotter

Canadian Couple Scoop Up Massive CAD $31 million Jackpot!

27 Oct 2014

Lotto Max crowns jackpot winner in Edmonton couple!

Lotto Max Canada Jackpot winner

Imagine waking up to find out you’ve just won over CAD $30 million? That’s just what happened to Joan and Wade Lidkea of Edmonton, Canada, a few weeks ago! Taking home the grand prize in October 10th’s Lotto Max drawing, the lucky couple kept the news a secret for a weeks, before stepping forward just last week.

Joan, a newly-retired courthouse worker, checked the Quick Pick numbers online the morning after the draw. Returning to the market where she purchased the ticket to confirm the winnings, she remarked that she didn’t know who was more nervous – her, or the man checking the numbers! Her husband Wade, who works in an engineering firm had a hard time himself, believing the news “You just sit there stunned”, he said.

Future Plans

Though still figuring out how to spend this massive amount, the couple has said that they love camping, so a new motor home is likely to be among their purchases. They are also planning on buying a new home, though they are staying in the same neighborhood. “We’re not going to uproot, we love it here”, said Joan.

This win is the fourth biggest prize to have been won in Edmonton, with the biggest being a record CAD $50 million back in December 2013. The lucky numbers drawn were 5, 13, 18, 28, 31, 38 and 44. Check out the many jackpots to be on at theLotter, and don't forget to play US Mega Millions online, where the jackpot is at a crazy $252 million!