Alberta welder wins Lotto Max jackpot

EDMONTON, Alberta – A welder from Beaumont, south of Edmonton who recently lost his job has won the biggest lottery jackpot prize in Alberta’s history.

Cameron Blair, 32, picked up a cheque for CA$41.7 million after winning the prize in the Lotto Max draw made on April 23rd.

Mr. Blair said that he bought the Lotto Max ticket to improve his spirits after he had been sacked from his job. He added that he told himself, ” I’m going to buy a ticket just to perk up my blues, to pick me up, to get me through. Then, when you wake up that Saturday morning, and you hear your parents screaming in the kitchen, and you’re like, ‘No, it can’t be’.”

Cameron Blair says that he plans to go back to school to get his journeyman welder qualification. He also wants to spread his wealth around and will give money to his parents so they can retire as well as “sharing the happiness” with his friends and other family members.

Published: May 11, 2010

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