Keep calm and carry on shopping after $16.3m lotto win

9th February 2019 2:59am

Calgarian Alfonso Buonomo decided to keep calm and carry on shopping for his weekly groceries after winning the biggest Lotto 6/49 prize in the city in six years.

Alfonso BuonomoNot one for jumping into any quick decisions when it comes to a $16.3m, Alfonso hopes to keep his head out of the clouds and and his feet firmly on the ground.

"I actually thought the prize amount was a bar code number when I first scanned the ticket," he said.

As tempting as it must have been to rush home with the news and throw a huge party after discovering the win, Alfonso, 38 decided to carry on with his grocery shop.

"I'd be happy with a new motorcycle and a second vehicle," he said.

Alfonso picked the winning numbers 13, 18, 19, 36, 37, and 43 for the draw which took place on January 2nd. He paid $4 for the ticket which turned out to be the largest windfall in Calgary since a $40-million record win in 2013.

Western Canada Lottery spokesman Kevin van Egdom said: "This one had been carried over five or six draws in a row. The big winner said he wants to take it slow and ensure he makes the most of his sudden wealth."

The new multi millionaire says he plans to keep things on the right track for the long run by firstly paying off his mortgage.

"I have a lot to learn about how to manage this much money," he said. "I want to be smart, learn how to invest it properly and let it snowball. This is a fresh start for us."

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