Janitor Wins $5M But Will Carry On Working

A Canadian janitor says he has no plans to quit his job even though he won $5million ($7 million CAD) on the British Columbia lottery.

Vito Halasan, 58, won the lottery jackpot on April 27 and picked up his winnings earlier this month.

Couldn’t believe his eyes

Speaking to lottery officials, the lucky lottery winner said that he struggled to ascertain whether or not his lucky lottery numbers had in fact won. He said his vision is not what it used to be and that the numbers were rather “blurry.”

Halasan, who moved to Canada from the Philippines in 2009, said, "I remember scanning my ticket and seeing all these numbers, but I have really blurry vision, so I had to hold the ticket right up to my face. I couldn't believe it."

Like so many lottery winners, Halasan immediately told his loved ones about his life-changing lottery win. Halasan’s daughter said that her father sat her down and whispered that he had won $7 million.”

His family didn’t believe him at first and decided to double-check his numbers numerous times online.

When they realised that he wasn’t playing the fool, the entire family rejoiced.

When asked what he plans to do with his new-found lottery fortune, he said that he would like to buy a house for his three children and four grandchildren.

The dream

In 2009, Halasan moved his family to Canada from the Philippines in the hopes that he would be able to give his family the dream life. Now thanks to winning millions for simply buying a lottery ticket and his lucky lotto numbers coming up, the dream is a reality.

While receiving his $5 million ($7 million CAD) lottery prize on May 17th, the overjoyed jackpot winner said that he would not be hanging up his mop and bucket any time soon.

He did, however, say that he would scale back the number of hours he works.

He also told the media that he always makes sure that he buys a lottery ticket for a chance of a better future for himself and his family.

“I dream of being able to take care of my kids and make their future better,” he said.
His big lotto win came in just days after his 58th birthday and now, thanks to his big win all his dreams can become a reality. 

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