After sitting on his lotto win of $60M Canadian for almost a year, Edmonton-based landscaper Bon Truong stepped into the limelight to accept his big cheque. He’d been playing the same lottery numbers for over 30 years and his consistency finally paid off. He’s the sole winner of the Lotto Max jackpot.
Truong says he sat on the ticket because he was considering how things would change for his family. In an interview, he revealed that his 3 children still didn’t know about the win and he wanted to keep it that way.
“I don’t want to let them know yet,” he said to reporters. “I don’t want to tell them nothing… Right now, I keep quiet.”
But after a public reveal with plenty of media present, keeping that secret isn’t likely.
Truong plans to pay off his mortgage and upgrade to a new home, and then take his family on a lengthy vacation.
But he says he’s not going to stop working and he doesn’t want his children to, either. We hope he’s able to do that in peace, but it’s likely that he’ll have to deal with solicitors knocking on the door at all hours after the media frenzy revealing his identity. For such a quiet and hard-working family man, that adjustment may be difficult to make.
Author: Danielle Mohr
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