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New Glasgow couple win $5m after playing same lotto numbers for 39 years

By Evan Taylor May 16, 2024 | 3:21 PM

Wayne Munro and Jill Clausson-Munro receiving their $5 million Lotto 6/49 cheque. Photo: Atlantic Lottery.

A married couple from New Glasgow are the latest winners of the Lotto 6/49 Classic Jackpot.

Since 1986, Wayne Munro and Jill Clausson-Munro of New Glasgow, N.S. have played the same set of numbers on every Lotto 6/49 ticket they bought, a routine that paid off when the couple won $ 5 million on the May 11 draw.

Wayne said they found out about their win in the middle of the night.

“I have a habit of waking up and the first thing I do is check my lottery tickets because I always said I don’t want to have to go to work if I’m rich,” he said. “So I looked and Jill’s numbers came up, so I hollered to her and I said ‘We’re rich!”

Wayne has already used some of the prize money to get a new truck, while Jill said they’ll be calling their housekeeper far more often as she plans to stop cleaning.

“That’s it, that’s all I have planned. That was the first thing I thought of, is that I do not ever have to clean this freaking house again,” she said with a laugh.

Jill says she plans to keep playing Lotto 6/49 even after the win and will continue to use her same numbers which she says are even more special now.

The winning ticket was purchased at Sobeys in New Glasgow which will receive a one per cent seller’s prize.