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Montreal Astrology Enthusiast Buys New Bike After $7 Million Lottery Win: ‘The Planets Aligned’

Montreal Astrology Enthusiast Buys New Bike After  Million Lottery Win: ‘The Planets Aligned’
Montreal Astrology Enthusiast Buys New Bike After  Million Lottery Win: ‘The Planets Aligned’

Montreal astrology enthusiast Robert Gareau has been playing Grande Vie since 2016. During the April 25 drawing, he finally won a big prize: he won the option to take home $7 million, or $1,000 a day for the rest of his life.

Gareau, who writes astrological columns for newspapers and magazines, said the signs of his victory were written in the heavens.

“The planets were aligned… Jupiter and Uranus,” the Montreal resident said.

It was around 4 a.m. when Gareau checked his ticket and discovered his life-changing win. At first, he could hardly believe it and had trouble falling back asleep. When it came time to choose his Grande Vie prize, Gareau chose the $7 million option instead of $1,000 a day for life.

“I’m 69 years old, I may only have 6 months left to live,” he said.

With the jackpot there are many possibilities, but one thing is for sure: Gareau now wants to buy a new bike, after his previous bike was stolen a few years ago.

“I’m going to replace my bike, that’s for sure,” Gareau said. “A regular bike with pedals, not an electric one, because we can’t move with that anymore.”

Interestingly, the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus was not the only sign from the universe; the press conference announcing his victory coincidentally took place on his late mother’s birthday.

“Thank you, Mom,” Gareau said, holding back tears.

After depositing his check, Gareau will consider other purchases. In addition to a new bike, he’s thinking about an apartment and a convertible New Beetle, a car he’s owned twice before, according to a Loto-Québec press release. He also plans to buy a telescope to continue his stargazing hobby.

with a draw every Monday and Thursday. Each game features a selection of five main numbers and one major number. Players can choose their own numbers for a chance to win a top prize, and if the numbers match, the winner can choose from a few selections of prizes. The odds of winning the $1,000-a-day-for-life prize (or $7,000,000 in one go) are 1 in 13,348,188.

Gareau matched five of the five numbers (and the Grand Numéro 4), which earned him $1,000 a day for life or the option of a lump sum of $7,000,000.

but Loto-Québec “urges winners to speak with relevant professionals to make the decision that best suits their situation,” said Renaud Dugas, spokesperson and head of media relations at Loto-Québec.Yahoo Canada.

When considering which option is most desirable, it is worth remembering that it would take just over 19 years, at $1,000 per day, for a winner to reach $7,000,000.

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