One lucky Abbotsford resident is nearly $10 million richer

‘They’re going to find out about it on the news!’: Abbotsford dad wins $10 million, keeps it a secret (until now)

Winner of recent 6/49 is overjoyed after big windfall but his kids don't know it yet

  • Oct. 4, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Daniel Schulli of Abbotsford has a big surprise for his three youngest kids: He won nearly $10 million in the lottery last month but has yet to tell them.

He said he has been in a state of shock ever since hearing of his 6/49 win in the Sept. 17 draw.

“This is just so surreal,” said Schulli. “My wife and I have been walking around the house giggling because we just can’t believe it!”

Schulli says the win will allow him and his wife to breathe a little easier financially. While he doesn’t have a long shopping list yet, he does know what he will buy first.

“A brand new pickup truck because my kids keep laughing at my old 1996 pickup,” he said.

But three of his kids don’t yet know about their father’s windfall.

“They’re going to find out about it on the news!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Bradner General Store in Abbotsford.

Schulli wasn’t the only lucky Abbotsford resident this week. Sikander Sekhon won $500,000 and immediately bought a new car. He said he would spend the money on his children’s education and bills, with hopes of one day throwing a lavish wedding for his daughter.

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