" I started thinking about what this price would mean for my family Bon Truong told a press conference Wednesday evening in Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta (west). " I realized that it would change a lot of things and I wanted to make sure we would be ready He explained.
Ten 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 amounting to 60 million Canadian dollars, about 40 million euros. " 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 gardener job.
Bon Truong, 55, arrived in Canada with his family 36 years ago while 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.