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PEERS, Alta. -- An Alberta truck driver won $11 million in Lotto 6-49 last week and bought a new set of wheels with...


PEERS, Alta. — An Alberta truck driver won $11 million in Lotto 6-49 last week and bought a new set of wheels with the winnings.

Dennis Halliday, owner of a small trucking company near Edmonton, told local media he bought a 45-foot motor home with the winnings so he could travel the continent in style and bring his wife along for the trip.

“We’ve done a lot of things together and seen a lot of country but there’s a lot of country we want to see yet,” Halliday told the CBC. “We’ll get to stop and see a lot of things that we missed out on the way, spend some time with our friends.”

The jackpot was split with a gas station owner in the Northwest Territories, who promptly slashed gas prices to 50 cents per litre upon learning of his winnings.

– With files from the CBC


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