I'm happy for this Lotto Max winner, even if he is an Oilers fan

Chris Campbell

I usually feel a personal connection to people who win lottery jackpots.

I cheer for them and feel envious of them at the same time.

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But when a dude wearing an Edmonton Oilers hat was announced as having won half-a-million clams in the lottery, I felt resentful for a few minutes.

Lucky guy, but bad taste in sports teams.

Fraser Aird had a winning Lotto Max ticket worth $500,000.

The 55-year-old matched all four Extra numbers in the Lotto Max draw held on Friday, June 21, to win the half-million dollar prize.

“I tried to pour myself a coffee, but I was shaking so much I could barely pour it,” said Aird. “I was most excited to share the news with my wife and son. They couldn’t believe it!”

Aird said the win provides financial security for the family, but adds he plans to buy a new truck, take family and friends out for a nice dinner and head back East to visit his mom.

He’ll probably go to an Oilers game too.

 

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