Canadian immigrant becomes a multi-millionaire after winning lottery twice


An African immigrant living in Canada is now a multi-millionaire after winning the lottery twice in just five months.

Melhig Melhig, 28, won a staggering C$3.5m (£2.1m) in two separate lottery ticket purchases.

Mr Melhig, who now lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, said he now wants to invest the money in his education and go back to school.

He said: ‘I’m young. You always need to think about how to grow.’ 

Mr Melhig first won the lottery in April, where he scooped C$1.5m. With that money, he helped move his young family from a flat to a new home.

Speaking of the move, he said: ‘Everything is new. We have a nice yard, good schools. We love it.’

And then just last month, Mr Melhig won the C$2m jackpot on a C$20 Scratch-n-Win ticket.

He now wants to put his winnings towards opening his own business, possibly a petrol station or car wash, and then go to school. 

Mr Melhig said: ‘My main goal is to go to school. I want to improve my English and communication. And I want to learn something useful, like carpentry.’



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