It is a real rags-to-riches story for Filipino Patrick Estacio, who moved to Canada only a couple of years ago. The guy was living on a rooming house in Montreal and working 2 jobs just to make ends meet. But still he found a way to dream of finding a quick way out of his predicament by investing on a lotto ticket now and then; he must be very glad he did.
Estacio happened to buy a 6/49 lotto ticket at the Tabagie Métro Du Collège at 1480 Rue Cartier, Saint-Laurent. He chose the number combination 06-09-30-37-43 and 49. After the draw, he had his ticket validated. He was very happy thinking that he had won $32,707; that sum would ease his financial worries. But it turns out he was wrong. The customer service staff corrected him. He had not won $32K, he had actually won $32,707, 357! Estacio was stunned.
He gathered his wits and went to the lotto offices on the same day, Nov. 10 to make his claim. The size of the win is so unexpected that the winner still has no definite plans for the money. He says he may buy a house or a condo and then take time to think of what to do next. He says he wants to stay humble and live a simple life.
The Tabagie Métro Du Collège has earned 1% of the prize money ($327,073) for selling the winning ticket