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PEERS, Alta. — Dennis Halliday just won 6/49 but the 67-year-old fleet owner is going to keep on trucking anyway.

Halliday’s winning ticket got him $11 million in October’s LOTTO 6/49. (His prize was half the pot. His Quick Pick ticket matched all six numbers, splitting the $22 million jackpot with another ticket purchased up in the Northwest Territories.)

According to a statement from LOTTO 6/49, Halliday bought a couple of tickets for the draw, stuck them on his fridge and then promptly forgot about them.

About a week ago he checked the Internet and to his delight, he said, “The numbers were all there! I dropped the ticket and went into the kitchen. I couldn’t believe it. You have no idea how many times I checked that ticket!”

Halliday says he is buying a new RV so he and his wife Francie can hit the road, but he’s also going to keep on trucking. He is also the second Peers resident to win the 6/49.

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