After playing the same lottery numbers for 20 years a man wins $60 million

Bon Truong said he waited six months to claim his lottery winnings.

(CNN) – Patience is a virtue, right? At least that is what one Canadian man proved as he played the same lottery numbers for almost 20 years and finally got the jackpot, according to CNN partner, CTV.

Bon Truong of Edmonton said he knew back in October, 2018 that he won $60 million in the Lotto Max jackpot, according to a news release from the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

However, rather than claim his prize immediately, he decided to wait almost 10 months later because “he felt overwhelmed by the magnitude of his win,” he told WCLC.

As soon as he saw the winning numbers, Truong went to the store and had the clerk print them — just to be certain, he said. He took the numbers home and double checked them for hours.

“I started to think about what this win would mean for my family,” he said. “I realized it’s going to change a lot of things and I wanted to make sure we were all ready and prepared for those changes.”

The winning numbers were 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 20 and 30. He told WCLC those numbers are a combination of important dates and family birthdays.

“The first thing I thought was, ‘I’m going to be able to pay off everything!’ and I was happy just to do that,” he said.

Truong says he first plans on buying his family a new home and putting money away to save for their future, with a vacation in the works. The WCLC said Truong’s $60 million win is tied as the largest-ever Lotto Max winner in Alberta’s history.

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