Man who played the same lottery numbers for 20 years wins $60M

Edmonton $60M lottery winner sat on winning ticket for 10 months

'I had a big grin': Winner of long-unclaimed $60M lottery prize goes public

"After those big, main things, I'd like to take my family on a holiday", he said.

The WCLC said Truong's $60 million win is tied as the largest-ever Lotto Max victor in Alberta's history. "But right now, with the money coming, I will take a lot of time, take care of my family and still work after I'm done [with] this", he said.

Truong, who is married with three children, plans to keep the money a secret from his kids, at least for now. "I think we'll try to go everywhere!"

The shock didn't seem to wear off because Truong ended up taking 10 months to think about things before coming forward with the winning ticket this week.

So he signed his name and phone number on the ticket and put it in a safe.

"I realized it was going to change a lot of things and I wanted to make sure we were all ready and prepared for those changes", he added.

Truong has three children and said they also haven't been told that daddy is a multimillionaire.

"I don't want to tell them nothing".

She said her uncle and her father both worked hard as landscapers.

Truong's niece Mina was at the celebration, and said it's wonderful to see this happen to someone who came to Canada from Vietnam with nothing. He might also still buy lottery tickets, he said, joking that he would simply buy the 649. "You're just really happy for them", said Mina Truong.

"I'm still young. I'm still strong". His niece Mina Truong joined him at the announcement and said she didn't believe her uncle when he first told her, but was very happy for the victor and his family. I tell my wife, 'I win.' I don't say nothing.

Truong said he has come up with a few ideas over the last few months, including paying off all of his bills, buying his family a new home, saving for their future, and a vacation in the works.

"I've known the Truong family since the '70s and have admired them enormously - the hardest working people you'd ever want to meet".

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