SURREY â€” A local couple snagged $1 million on Christmas Eve while running some last minute errands.
Jordan Risi and his fiancÃ©e, 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.
â€œI was actually pretty calm,â€ recalled Risi. â€œMy heart rate may have gone up a little bit, but I wasnâ€™t sure if this was real.â€
Risi and his fiancÃ©e immediately drove to the next gas station where they re-checked the ticket and confirmed the win.
â€œWe had one day this weekend to ourselves, so we could let the win sink in,â€ said Risi. â€œIt was a good time to contemplate what the money will go towards.â€
Risi is planning to use some of the money towards the coupleâ€™s destination Hawaii wedding in the New Year. Other immediate plans include paying off their mortgage.