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White Rock man discovers $16.4M lotto win while sitting on toilet

Tibor Tusnady of White Rock won more than $16 million on Lotto 6/49.
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April 23, 2020 - 12:24 PM

Lotto 6/49 winner Tibor Tusnady of White Rock checked his lottery ticket for the April 15 draw while sitting on the toilet, and discovered he had become $16.4 million richer.

“I Googled the numbers and finished,” Tusnady said in a B.C. Lottery Corporation media release. “I took my ticket out and checked and just went blank. I tried to take a deep breath, let it register, and went back and checked again and again.”

Understandably shocked, he took the evening to sleep on the news, not knowing how to tell his wife.

“The next day, after lunch, I held my wife’s hand and said ‘Look, I have something to tell you and I don’t want anything to change with us,’” he said.

Tusnady said travel will be on the bucket list once the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is resolved and added it will be first class all the way.

The lottery corporation said he purchased the life changing $16.4 million winning ticket at the Elgin Esso on Crescent Road in Surrey.

To watch a video interview of Tusnady, click here.

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