"I started thinking about what this price would mean for my family", said Bon Truong in a press conference in Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta (west).
"I realized that this would change a lot of things and I wanted to make sure we would be loans"he explained.
10 months after pulling the right numbers (the same ones he has been playing for decades) in the Canadian lottery, he finally asked for his prize.
"We are ready!", he told the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, which organizes the lotto.
With the money, Mr. Truong plans to pay his mortgage, all his other bills, and go on vacation before returning to his job. gardener.
Bon Truong, 55, arrived at Canada with his family 36 years ago when they were fleeing the war in Vietnam.
"Arriving here without anything after the war in Vietnam, they worked", Mina Truong, her niece, told the press conference.Thirty years later, it pays, and it makes me happy for them. "
The gardener still has not revealed his gain to his young children because he wants to instill in them the sense of work. "Maybe in ten, twenty years, I'll tell them", he said laughing.