An orthopedic surgeon from Surrey is $500,000 better off after a lottery ticket he bought on the Semiahmoo Peninsula matched all the right numbers for a Maxmillions win.
According to a news release, Robert Froh bought his ticket in the Feb. 21 draw from the Shell station at King George Boulevard and 148 Street.
He discovered the win – half of a $1 million Maxmillion prize, shared with a Quebec ticket holder – while out grocery shopping with his wife.
“She was inside the store and I was waiting with the dogs in the parking lot,” Froh said in the release.
“I had bought two tickets for the draw – she came back to the car and I showed her the first one which won a free play. I then told her ‘you might like this second ticket more,’ and it was the one that won $500,000.”
Froh is among surgeons at Surrey Comprehensive Orthopaedics.
An aviation enthusiast, he said the lotto win means he can now pursue his dream of becoming a pilot. As well, the windfall will make an already-planned 30th anniversary trip to Hawaii all the more special, he said.