Retiree wins lottery - wants to give a lot of it away

A retiree can rest a little easier after saying “yes” to the Extra when he purchased a Lotto 6/49 ticket in December.

Nguyen Kham Vuong matched all four numbers in the Dec. 22, 2018 draw to win $500,000.

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“It’s indescribable.I can pay it all off,” said Vuong. “I still have a small mortgage so that will be taken care of.”

Vuong was in local coffee shop when he found out his numbers matched.

“My daughter was with me and she checked my ticket on her phone with the Lotto app,” said Vuong.

The win is special to Vuong who has plans to donate to certain organizations such as his local hospital.

“I always hoped to win the lottery so I could do something like that,” added Vuong. “It also made my wife very happy. She kept saying ‘wow!’”

Vuong has been playing the lottery for decades and plans to keep doing so.

“I only play Lotto 6/49 and never with my own numbers, always with Quick Pick,” he explained.

“When you buy a ticket, you just hope you win. And when you do, you can consider yourself lucky.”

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