Erik Gerlund of Bedeque was the big winner on last Wednesday’s Atlantic 49 draw.
Atlantic Lottery today presented Erik with a cheque for one-million dollars on a ticket he bought in Summerside.
Erik says he quickly chequed the numbers on his computer a couple times last Thursday morning, and though maybe he’d won $10. He decided he better take a closer look, and that’s when he realized all the numbers matched. He still didn’t believe it and called Atlantic Lottery to doublecheck, and was at their office later in Moncton later in the afternoon to claim his prize.
Erik says he will use the money to pay off some debts, and instead of heading west to work, he’s going to travel across the region and enjoy some PEI time.