Lacombe County residents newly-made millionaires

Bradley Kelly’s life changed in an instant.

HONEYMOONERS - Bradley and Amanda Kelly plan to take the honeymoon they never had with their new lottery winnings.

HONEYMOONERS - Bradley and Amanda Kelly plan to take the honeymoon they never had with their new lottery winnings.

Bradley Kelly’s life changed in an instant.

The Lacombe County man bought a lottery ticket and a whole new path opened up before him. Kelly and his wife Amanda won the $18 Million LOTTO 6/49 jackpot for the June 25th draw.

Bradley bought his usual $19 quick pick ticket from 7-Eleven in Claresholm while he was driving home from shopping.

But it wasn’t until about a week later that he stopped to check a few tickets.

He said that he couldn’t believe his luck after scanning the very first ticket on the Ticket Checker.

“I self-checked it and a bunch of numbers came up. It didn’t seem right.

“So I went to the retailer and I said, I think the machine is pooched,” Bradley recalled.

But there was no mistake – Bradley and Amanda’s ticket really had won $18,397,958.80.

After having the retailer confirm the win, Bradley was beyond surprised.

“I was in absolute shock. When I saw all of those numbers, I just started pacing back and forth.”

The couple are still reeling from the win, but look forward to all the possibilities it creates as they consider their good fortune.

“We have many dreams, and probably even more now that we don’t even know of,” Amanda explained. One thing is for certain, they will be taking a trip sometime soon. “We never did have a honeymoon, so we should get on that,” Bradley said.

The lucky winning numbers for the June 25th draw were as follows – 1, 10, 24, 28, 39 and 45.

The ticket was sold at 7-Eleven Food Store 4701-1st St. West in Claresholm.

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