Some residents may be feeling extra hopeful to win big after a Kindersley local wins $1 million lottery, but others are saying, this isn’t anything new.
Kindersley resident, Christopher Graham, struck lottery gold after purchasing a lottery ticket in October from Midtown Foods and Confectionery in Kindersley, which ended up making him a millionaire.
Neil Patel, owner of Midtown Foods and Confectionery, said after hearing of Grahams win, “this seems to happen a lot here.” In the six and a half years that Patel has owned the store, including Graham’s recent win, they have sold a total of six winning tickets.
Patel shared that although he does play the lotto himself, he has not been as lucky as some of his customers, however, one winner did come back to show his thanks by offering a $200 tip for selling the winning ticket.
Since word has gotten out of where the ticket was purchased, Patel stated that there has been a noticeable uptick in his stores lottery sales as residents try to secure the next winning ticket in the region.
Graham who after learning of his winnings, booked a trip to Hawaii to clear his head and told Saskatchewan Lotteries, he has plans to return to the small town to get back into business for himself.