One extra ticket leads to $1,000,000: Nova Scotia man's lottery back-up made him a millionaire

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One extra ticket leads to $1,000,000: Nova Scotia man's lottery back-up made him a millionaire

A Nova Scotia man who made a habit of buying an extra lotto ticket, every time he played the lottery, finally got lucky, thanks to his persistence.

Greg Abbass from New Waterford, N.S. had bought an additional lotto ticket for the May 31 $70-million draw, which had 33 Maximillions, additional $1 million prizes.

His extra ticket turned out to be one of the lucky ones.

In a release from Atlantic Lottery, Abbass, who is a retired pensioner, described feeling “unreal” upon learning of his good fortune.

“I didn’t sleep for two days and I was right off the wall,” he said. “Now, I’m back down to earth and I’m so happy.”

Abbass said he’s most happy to be able to afford things he couldn’t before, including a car he intends to upgrade. He also plans on helping out his family and friends.

In true Atlantic Canadian fashion, Abbass said he was planning on celebrating his big win with them over a feast of lobster.

“For a couple of bucks, I can buy a ticket and have a chance just like everybody else and my chances are just as good as theirs,” he said. “It gives a person a little something to hope for.”

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