WINNIPEG â€” A Winnipeg woman and her son are millionaires because of a dream.
Bahadur Sultani and his mother won $5.3 million in the Lotto 6-49 draw on Dec. 28.
Sultani says his sister, who died years ago, told him four of the six numbers in a dream.
When he explained to his mother what had happened, she suggested he play the lottery and gave him the last two numbers.
Sultani bought the ticket while working as a truck driver in Red Deer, Alta.
The amount of the jackpot shocked the winners, who plan to donate some of the money to help those in need.
â€œI checked the ticket on my way back to Winnipeg,â€ he said as he picked up the cheque this week with mother Aghdas Mehdizadeh. â€œAt first I thought it said $5,000. Then, I looked again and thought it must be $50,000, or maybe half a million dollars.â€
Sultani said he plans to use the money to buy the perfect “monster truck” but also to â€œmake my mom happy.â€
(CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)
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