When he spoke to The Leader early Friday afternoon, Skip Yeng was calm. In fact, he hadn’t even told his spouse the big news yet.
Yeng discovered he was a multi-millionaire the day before, after winning the Oct. 26 Lotto 6/49 draw. He planned to take his wife out for dinner Friday night to let her in on his secret.
The Surrey resident checked the numbers on his ticket at local drug store on Thursday, but thought maybe he had just won $3,800.
Yeng went later in the day to another lotto outlet and checked again. He was alone, so he couldn’t make a big scene when he confirmed he’d won the jackpot of $3.8 million.
“I didn’t want to make a big commotion,” said the 54-year-old.
A semi-retired father of six kids and grandfather to two, Yeng says he’ll continue to dabble in real estate and won’t make any drastic life changes right away.
“I’ll continue doing what I’m doing.”
He does plan to spoil his grandkids a little more this Christmas though.