David Dennis is planning his future after winning big in the lottery.
The Morinville resident won the $1-million guaranteed prize on the Dec.19 LOTTO 6/49 draw, claiming it just a few weeks later.
Dennis said he checked his numbers on Western Canada Lottery Corporation’s website shortly after the draw, then decided to double-check the ticket at the store.
"My first thought was, 'this is great. Now what?'" he explained. "My next thought was, 'Chile.'"
He had been dreaming of moving to Chile for many years, adding that he has “family-like friends” there, and is now looking forward to spending his retirement in South America.
Dennis is also looking into purchasing a vehicle to bring with him.
"I’d like to get a hybrid. I think a Camry would be nice."
The winning ticket was purchased at the Mobil located at 8903 - 100 Street in Morinville.