If you discovered you had a million winning lottery ticket, would you lose any sleep? Not if you’re anything like Lawayne Musslewhite.
“I slept like a baby. Marrilyn is my witness!” laughed Lawayne. Lawayne Musslewhite and Marrilyn Hodgkinson of Fort Saskatchewan were the sole winners of the November 12th draw worth $22,292,309.80!
Lawayne purchased six tickets the day of the draw – three with numbers he chose himself and three Quick Pick tickets – from Sobeys at Station Square at 10004 – 99 Avenue in Fort Saskatchewan.
Later that night, Lawayne checked his tickets against the winning numbers on the Internet. On one of the self-selected tickets, he originally thought he had six out of seven numbers. “I screamed for Marrilyn – she looked and said, ‘No, you’ve got all seven!”
“Wow! We’ve just won LOTTO MAX!” declared Lawayne. “Marrilyn said, ‘No, no, no way – Are you sure?’” “I thought something was wrong,” added Marrilyn.
It was one of his player-selected tickets that won. “I don’t even know what numbers I picked – I just checked boxes.”
Marrilyn – who will be able to retire thanks to the win – said the couple plans to invest, help family and buy a new home with a dishwasher and ice dispensing fridge. “One day I’m going to have my own little restaurant,” she added.
Lawayne chimed in, “Everything is ‘little’… little house, little restaurant – although now Marrilyn has informed me the house might be medium-sized.”
Lawayne had retired a few years ago and opened a coin shop in Edmonton, which he plans to keep. “I’m already living my dream.” He added that one thing he’s always wanted is a restored 1965 Shelby. Lawayne says he used to restore Mustangs, but this time around he’d like to buy a car with all the work already done.