After fire destroys family home, couple wins $1M lottery prize

After fire destroys family house, couple wins $1M lottery prize

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — A person who has spent the ultimate two years rebuilding his fire-ravaged house can in any case end the undertaking after successful a $1 million lottery jackpot.

Bill Pendergast has spent the ultimate two years rebuilding his house, which burnt down when a wildfire raged via Fort McMurray, Alberta. Now, he’s $1 million richer and ready to complete restoring his family house because of the Atlantic Lottery.

Pendergast, 50, purchased the $three Lotto 6/49 price tag previous this month when he stopped on the native comfort retailer in Newfoundland and Labrador on discuss with his sick father.

“Dad called and asked me to stop on my way back to the hospital and pick him up a cold 7-Up,” stated Pendergast in a remark from the Atlantic Lottery.

He did not suppose a lot in regards to the price tag he purchased till the next day to come when he used to be woke up via his aunt, who used to be in a frenzy.

“‘Bill, did you buy a lottery ticket? Someone won a million dollars’ she told me,” he stated.

He pulled out his lottery price tag, checked his numbers towards the successful numbers on his telephone and could not consider what he noticed.

“I called my wife, Carrie, in Fort McMurray and she booked a flight immediately,” Pendergast stated. “This is all like a dream.”

Pendergast plans on completing rebuilding his house and furnishing it, however he does need one particular reward.

“I have always wanted a Mustang, and I will finally have one, I’m 100% sure of that.”

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Updated: February 15, 2018 — 8:07 pm

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