When Maria Carreiro checked her lottery ticket, she thought she’d won $40,000 in Friday’s Lotto Max drawing in Ontario, Canada.
While that was exciting enough, what happened next was even more exhilarating. Told that the drawing had been for $40 million, a flabbergasted Carreiro rushed back to the store where she’d purchased the ticket to check the amount, the CBC noted.
Returning home a multi-millionaire, the Toronto resident sat down and had a drink of water.
Carreiro’s husband is planning to leave his job. Aside from that, Carreiro said she planned to buy her family a meal at a local restaurant and then go home and take a nap.
She was publicly named as the drawing’s winner on Monday by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
Last month, New Jersey resident Pedro Quezada claimed the $338 million top prize in the U.S. PowerBall lottery.