TORONTO: A young Indo-Canadian couple living in Brampton near here have hit the jackpot by winning nearly $18.8 million.
Jaspreet and her husband Gurbhej Sran, who migrated to Canada from India four years ago, won the Lotto 649 with a free-play ticket on March 22. This free-pass ticket won the couple $18,799,377.90 jackpot from the March 22 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
Gurbhej is a truck driver and Jaspreet is studying to become an accountant.
Since the couple rarely play lottery, they went to the lottery rpize centre in Toronto to check if their ticket had won any prize.
Gurbhej said, “I had a feeling we should go to the store and check our ticket. The self-checker said ‘Big Winner, see retailer,’ so we thought maybe we’d won $10,000. We were so surprised to find out it was much, much more!”
The lucky couple welcomed their first baby just a week ago.
They said they want to buy a home first and bring their parents to Canada.
Gurbhej said he would buy his own truck and continue with trucking.