Weird but True: C-store Owner Strikes it Rich

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Weird but True: C-store Owner Strikes it Rich


WINNIPEG, Canada -- Lady Luck was smiling down on a local convenience store owner who hit a $1-million jackpot after buying a lottery ticket in his own store.

Byung Cho won the $1-million prize in the Western 649 lottery, according to the Western Canada Lottery Corp (WCLC). The $1 game is available in the Prairie Provinces and the Territories in Canada.

Cho reached into his wallet to buy a $28 combination at his store, Mak Milk, and the next day he discovered he was a big winner after checking his numbers. And despite becoming an instant millionaire, the lucky winner continued to work the rest of the day, as reported by the Winnipeg Free Press.

And how much exactly did he get for a $28 investment? The ticket was worth $1,006,750.

According to the WCLC, all major lottery claims are reviewed to make sure the person claiming the cash prize is the rightful holder of the ticket. Since Cho owns the store where he purchased the ticket, the WCLC said the process included additional questions and review. Once the review was complete, he received his check, the news outlet reported.

But don't expect to see Cho sporting bling anytime soon. WCLC said in a press release that Cho is taking a conservative approach to his new fortune.