Mum's unique tattoo to celebrate lottery win

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A mother from Canada broke the news she won the lottery to her son while he was in the middle of a tattoo.

Tammy Manning won $13 million ($A17.06 million) playing Lotto Max in March and has an interesting plan in place to celebrate the win.

Ms Manning's son is a tattoo artist, so she has decided to get the date of her winning draw inked on her arm, along with a pineapple.

She actually told her son about the win while he was tattooing someone else.

Tammy Manning has decided to get a tattoo to celebrate her $13.5 million lotto win. Source: B.C. Lottery Corporation
Tammy Manning has decided to get a tattoo to celebrate her $13.5 million lotto win. Source: B.C. Lottery Corporation

“I told my son I won while he was in the middle of doing a tattoo,” Ms Manning said according to B.C. Lottery Corporation. 

“He said ‘there’s no way mom – no you didn’t!’”

Ms Manning has a few other ideas on how to spend her prize, apart from the tattoo.

She is planning on paying off her home in McBride, Canada, saying she wants to stay in the area because she loves the sense of community.

However, she is thinking of purchasing a property in the Caribbean and a sailboat, so she and her partner can have a nice place to visit.

Of course, she is also planning on giving some of her prize to her family.

“It feels so good that I’m able to help and do something good with it,” she said. 

“This will change my life and it means I can retire and can help those close to me.”

Tammy Manning was so shocked by her lotto win, she had to get someone else to check her ticket for her. Source: B.C. Lottery Corporation
Tammy Manning was so shocked by her lotto win, she had to get someone else to check her ticket for her. Source: B.C. Lottery Corporation

Like many people who win a life-changing sum of money playing lotto, Ms Manning initially did not believe she had won.

She was in such disbelief when she checked her ticket, she kept saying "no" and had to get the retailer to come and check it for her.

McBride Husky/Esso retailer, Amber Bhaskar, was there when Ms Manning scanned her ticket and was happy to have a local win the jackpot.

"She’s a loyal customer since we moved here – it’s really happy to see somebody winning from the local town," he said.

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