Surrey couple gets $1 million for Christmas

SURREY — A local couple snagged $1 million on Christmas Eve while running some last minute errands.

Jordan Risi and his fiancée, Sasha, had nearly forgotten about their Dec. 24 Lotto 6/49 draw, which included a super draw of five $1 million guaranteed prizes, but decided to pull over and check their ticket at a local Chevron.

“I was actually pretty calm,” recalled Risi. “My heart rate may have gone up a little bit, but I wasn’t sure if this was real.”

Risi and his fiancée immediately drove to the next gas station where they re-checked the ticket and confirmed the win.

“We had one day this weekend to ourselves, so we could let the win sink in,” said Risi. “It was a good time to contemplate what the money will go towards.”

Risi is planning to use some of the money towards the couple’s destination Hawaii wedding in the New Year. Other immediate plans include paying off their mortgage.

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