Red Deerian's dreams of sailing become reality with $2.5M lotto win

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 5, 2017 - 1:19pm

One Red Deerian says he'll be on a boat sooner than later after winning $2.5 million.

Roy Wiggins stopped at 7-Eleven in Blackfalds on his way to work one morning to buy a muffin and cup of coffee. He bought a $30 Scratch 'n Win $250 Million Golden Treasures ticket to go with his breakfast.

“I drove to work and scratched the ticket in my car. I thought Gee, I think I won," he remembered. “I wasn’t sure I was reading the amount right, so I drove to the store to double-check it.”

With his $2.5 million windfall confirmed, Wiggins’ mind quickly went to how he'd like to get away.

“I think I'll set sail somewhere along the Georgia Strait,” he said.

Wiggins is the second Red Deerian to become a lottery millionaire in just over six months. In December, Ryan Stacey claimed a $1 million lotto prize.

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