Patrick Estacio could not believe he was Canada’s latest millionaire when interviewed by TVA Nouvelles.
The 41-year-old Montrealer said “It’s so surreal. By buying a lottery ticket, I did not expect to win the big prize! “
The Philippine-born Estacio has lived in Montreal for only two years. Until now, he had to hold two jobs simultaneously to support himself.
“On my way to work, I thought I had to validate my ticket,” Estacio told the reporter. When I looked, I thought I had won $ 32,700. But when Christine , a Loto-Québec employee, came, she told me I was a millionaire! “
Though still in a daze and doesn’t know yet what to do with his winnings, Estacio says he intends to keep a rather simple lifestyle.
The 41-year-old man was living in a rooming house, but he now plans to buy a house quickly.