Fort Saskatchewan man takes news of his $22 million Lotto Max win lying down
Lawayne Musslewhite, of Fort Saskatchewan, took his more than $22 million Lotto Max reasonably well. Not for him on learning of his win was a restless or sleepless night.
“I slept like a baby. Marrilyn is my witness!” laughed Lawayne. Lawayne Musslewhite and Marrilyn Hodgkinson were the only jackpot winners of the November 12th draw, worth $22,292,309.80!
Lawayne bought six tickets at Sobeys at Station Square at 10004 – 99 Avenue in Fort Saskatchewan, choosing the numbers himself for three of the tickets, and using the Quick Pick system for the other three. It was one of the tickets for which he chose the numbers that was the big winner.
After the draw, Lawayne went to the internet to check his numbers. One ticket he thought he had matched six numbers.
“I screamed for Marrilyn – she looked and said, ‘No, you’ve got all seven!”
“Wow! We’ve just won Lotto Max!” declared Lawayne. “Marrilyn said, ‘No, no, no way – Are you sure? I thought something was wrong,” added Marrilyn.
Armed with the windfall, the couple think Marilyn will retire, and that they will invest some money, help out some family members and buy a new home with a dishwasher and ice dispensing fridge.
“One day I’m going to have my own little restaurant,” she added. Lawayne chimed in, “Everything is ‘little’... little house, little restaurant – although now Marrilyn has informed me the house might be medium-sized.”
Lawayne retired a few years ago, though kept his hand in the working world by opening a coin shop in Edmonton. He plans to keep the store open, as he says, “I’m already living my dream.”