Merritt man wins $11-million lottery jackpot
He's a student at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology — and, now, Mitchell Shuter can do homework in style.
The 50-year-old Merritt resident matched all six numbers in the Feb. 6 Lotto 6/49 draw to win the $11.07-million jackpot.
“My first reaction was disbelief,” Shuter said. “I was a little shaky when I first discovered the win. I had to count all the commas to make sure I was reading it right and seeing millions, not thousands.”
The winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was purchased at the Courtesy Corner Store in Merritt.
“I plan on taking a quick Las Vegas trip to celebrate,” Shuter said.
“Once I’ve graduated from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, I want to go to Italy to watch the  World Masters Games this summer. I really like watching baseball and it occurred to me that I can just go there!”
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.