A hedge fund manager has said he’s been told he can win a $1 million lottery jackpot by being “in the right place at the right time”.
The man, who did not want to be named, said he is one of five men he’s met over the past year who have been offered a prize worth $1.5 million if they’re “in position to win”.
The lottery has been open for three weeks in Canada, with up to 2,000 winners.
The man said he was approached by the company in December 2015 and the jackpot offered him a total of $2.2 million, a lump sum of which he said he will put into a fund to invest in a variety of projects.
Mr Kochelman said he went to the store to pick up the lottery ticket and was told it had been issued by the Canadian Lottery Corporation (CLC).
“I got it and I looked at it and said, ‘I don’t want to spend $2 million,'” he told CBC News.
“I went back to the clerk and said ‘what is this?’
And she said, that’s a lot of money for me.”‘
It’s the right choice’The man is among five men Mr Kochells said have been approached by a lottery company, but has not been contacted for a decision.
Mr Mowat said he has not heard from the lottery company about the offer.
“We have never been approached to win this money,” he said.
“The people that I’ve spoken to, they’ve said it’s the best choice for me.”
It’s a bit like playing the lottery, I guess.
“The lottery company did not respond to requests for comment.