Abbotsford father and son win $1 million lottery prize

Abbotsford father and son win $1 million lottery prize

Local man found out about win on his birthday

An Abbotsford man got a $1 million birthday surprise recently.

Nachhattar Dhaliwal was marking his 70th birthday, when his phone rang with a call from his son Manjinder.

On the line, Manjinder told his father that he had just checked their Lotto Max ticket at a local store. The prize? $1 million.

“Manjinder called me from the store to say we won,” exclaimed Nachhattar. “I went down there right away and started to sing when I arrived. What a great birthday!”

The Dhaliwal’s won their Maxmillions prize on the Sept. 22 Lotto Max draw.

“I can celebrate for the rest of my life,” laughed Manjinder. “I’m going to start by taking the whole family on a trip to India!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Otter Co-op Blue Jay Gas Bar in Abbotsford.