John and Darlene Kinzel have come forward as the winners of the $40 Million Lotto Max draw from Friday 19th August.
The couple, from Paradise Hill, a small village in Saskatchewan, claimed their big win on Friday.
John picked their winning numbers totally at random, and also bought a few quick pick tickets as well. His quick picks managed a win of $20, but it was his randomly picked numbers that came up trumps, netting the couple the largest single win on Lotto Max to date of $40 Million.
I just randomly selected every number. There was no rhyme or reason; they just subconsciously came into my head.
The couple do plan to stay on in the village of just 485 people, where they retired 3 years back. But they plan to enjoy their winnings travelling, as well as building a new house and ensuring family are taken care of too.
John bought their winning tickets at Fas Gas Northside Service, Lloydminster in Alberta. The winnings numbers for Lotto Max on Friday 19th August 2011 were 4, 14, 24, 41, 43, 46, and 49. John’s self picked ticket matched all 7 numbers and was the sole jackpot winning ticket.