‘I nearly fell backwards into the ditch’: Winnipeg lotto player wins $9.5m prize

A Winnipeg man is $9.5 million richer after winning a Lotto Max jackpot.Don Huminiski redeemed a free play for the June 14 draw and picked up his winning ticket at Ford’s Grocery in Winnipeg Beach, en route to his family’s cottage.“I saw that a Manitoba ticket had won $9.5 million on the Lotto Max draw the previous night, and I said ‘wouldn’t it be funny if we won?’“I checked my numbers a couple minutes later, and I nearly fell backwards into the ditch!”READ MORE: Selkirk lotto winner spins his way to $250KThe winner said he and his wife are going to retire and spend more time with family.“All of a sudden it dawned on me that we’ll never have to worry about anything financial ever again,” he said.“Knowing that we’re set feels like a huge weight is being lifted off my shoulders.”WATCH: Mega Million Choices Lottery – Dr. Michael Czubryt