Woman's humble purchase after $15 million lotto win

Ash Cant
·2-min read

A woman has made a remarkably humble first purchase as a multimillionaire after winning the lottery.

Liliane Fortin from the Capitale-Nationale region in Canada won $15 million ($A15.4 million) after buying an online lottery ticket on a whim.

While she had found out she had won earlier in April, until this week she had only told her husband.

“There was a lot of doubt at the beginning,” she told Loto-Québec in French, according to the Global News.

Lilian Fortin won over $15 million in the lottery and decided to use her new found fortune to buy some glasses. Source: Loto-Québec
Lilian Fortin won over $15 million in the lottery and decided to use her new found fortune to buy some glasses. Source: Loto-Québec

“I just couldn’t bring myself to believe it.”

Ms Fortin said she had to keep checking her ticket after she was told of her win.

The retiree did admit to splurging just a little bit after discovering she had won millions.

“I made a big first purchase,” she said. “I went to buy myself some new glasses.”

Ms Fortin and her husband are going to take some time to "dream" to figure out how they will spend their money — saying the couple isn't in any rush.

Australia's third largest lottery draw

Australians are gearing up for the largest lottery game the country has seen since July 2020 and one-in-four adults are expected to purchase a ticket.

Powerball has $80 million up for grabs in draw number 1301 — the third largest lottery amount in Australian history.

On Thursday, a man from Shoalhaven found out he had the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4071, drawn Wednesday.

The man won $1 million and told officials from The Lott he and the family were still in shock.

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