This Canadian Janitor Wants To Keep His Job Even After His $7 Million Lottery Win
A dream come true!
Every week, many people play the lottery with hopes of winning. While the majority of Canadians typically only ever see a free play or two, there is always that one lucky person here and there that wins big. The latest winner is a Surrey janitor who had a $7 million lottery win вЂ“ and despite his newfound riches, he isn’t going to quit his job.
Vito Halasan moved to Canada from the Philippines around 10 years ago. He is a resident of Surrey, British Columbia. While he may seem like a regular guy with a job as a janitor, he is now the proud owner of a much richer bank account through a whopping $7 million Lotto 6/49 win.
According to a press release sent to Narcity by BCLC, Halasan is doing things a little differently. Unlike other lottery winners, Halasan plans on keeping and not quitting the janitor position he knows and loves. This sweet story will definitely warm your heart.
Halasan was in shock when he was able to match all six numbers on his Lotto 6/49 ticket from April 27, 2019. Not only did he match all the numbers, but he did it just a few days after celebrating his 58th birthday.
вЂњI remember scanning my ticket and seeing all these numbers,вЂќ says Halasan in the release. вЂњI have really blurry vision so I had to hold the ticket right up to my face. I couldnвЂ™t believe it.вЂќ
While still under the adrenaline rush, Halasan called his daughter to tell her what just happened. His daughter recalls being sat down at the table while her father whispered вЂњreally quietlyвЂќ that he has just won $7 million.
вЂњI didnвЂ™t believe him. We had to check online several times,вЂќ she said.
This win means a lot to Halasan, who is a grandfather. Now, with three kids and four grandchildren, he plans on giving his family the life they dreamed of ever since they moved to Canada from the Philippines in 2009.
вЂњI buy lottery tickets so I can dream,вЂќ Halasan says. вЂњI dream of being able to take care of my kids and make their future better.
Now, Halasan plans on buying a nice house for his children and grandchildren. While he doesnвЂ™t intend on quitting his janitor position, he is considering reducing his hours.A dream come true!
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A Canadian man who won $7 million CAD ($5 million USD) in a British Columbia Lottery drawing said he has no plans to leave his job as a janitor.
Vito Halasan, 58, won the lottery jackpot on April 27 and picked up his winnings earlier this month.
“I remember scanning my ticket and seeing all these numbers,” Halasan, who moved to Canada from the Philippines in 2009, said according to a press release by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. “I have really blurry vision, so I had to hold the ticket right up to my face. I couldn’t believe it.”
Halasan, who now lives in Surrey, said he plans to use his winnings to take care of his three children and four grandchildren.
“Now we’ll be able to buy a nice house for my children and grandchildren,” he said.
He said he has no plans to leave his janitorial job, but will scale back his hours.
Halasan said that he called his daughter in panic after realizing he had won millions of dollars.
“He sat me down at the table,” his daughter said. “And then he whispered really quietly to me that he won $7 million [in Canadian dollars].”
His big win came just days after his 58th birthday.Vito Halasan, 58, won the British Columbia Lottery jackpot on April 27 and picked up his winnings earlier this month. ]]>