Abbotsford man claims $2.3M Lotto prize

Hung Nguyen splits big prize with a two other winning tickets

Abbotsford's Hung Nguyen was a big winner at Lotto 649.

Hung Nguyen attempted to play it cool after finding out he won $2.3 million playing Lotto 6/49.

“I didn’t want to get too excited, and tried to act calm and normal,” laughed Nguyen, an Abbotsford resident. “But I couldn’t sleep last night because I wanted to claim my prize right away!”

Nguyen split the Lotto 6/49 jackpot with two other winning tickets from Ontario and Quebec on the March 4 draw.

He says he’ll use his winnings to upgrade to a bigger house, and pay for his childrens’ education.

“This is my time to get a big house,” exclaimed Nguyen. “And my kids are so happy because they don’t ever have to worry about student loans!”

The winning ticket was purchased at the South Fraser Way Esso Station in Abbotsford.