Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

This week, a teenager from Canada hit the luck of her lifetime because she landed the jackpot worth $48 million the first time that she bought a ticket for participating in the national pot-luck game.

The winner

Juliette Lamour bought the winning ticket for the Lotto 6/49 draw that took place on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 and the recently-turned 18-year old won the huge jackpot prize in her first try.

Her win has set the record for being the youngest ever lottery winner who has managed to win such a massive prize.

But, it should be noted that she is definitely not the youngest one to have ever won the lottery. However, no one as young as her has managed to come close to even winning that big a jackpot.

The story

According to Juliette, it was purely a coincidence that she had decided to purchase a ticket for this specific lottery draw.

She revealed that it was her grandfather who had suggested that she mark her 18th birthday in a ‘fun’ way and to play the lottery to do so.

As it turns out, her grandfather was right because it is going to be a birthday that she will remember for the rest of her life.

She said that she had followed her grandfather’s suggestion to buy a lottery ticket. When she went to purchase a lottery ticket, she was not sure of what to ask for because she had not purchased a ticket before.

Therefore, she had called up her father and he suggested that she buy a ticket for the Lotto 6/49 draw and to choose a Quick Pick ticket.

The reaction

Juliette said that she was surprised to have won such a huge prize in her first shot and she is still coming to terms with it.

She said that she just could not believe that she had managed to win the Gold Ball jackpot the first time she bought a lottery ticket.

She also admitted that she had actually forgotten that she had bought a lottery ticket. She said that she had been discussing the recent big win with her work colleagues.

It had been reported in the local news that a winning ticket had been purchased in Sault Ste. Marie, which is where Lamour resides, and had not been claimed yet.

She had then checked the lottery app and realized she was the winner. She recalled that her colleague had also been in disbelief and had started yelling.

When she had opened the app to check her numbers, it started playing a winning jingle and a message of ‘Big Winner’ popped on the screen.

Juliette said that she would first finish her university studies and then she planned on going on some ‘summer adventures’, thanks to her prize.

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