Chris and Ernest King are the newest central Alberta lottery winners.  The brothers from Sylvan Lake and Edmonton respectively won $147,264.60 on their September 26 Lotto Max subscription. 

“I got a call from the lottery office telling me the subscription won $147,264!” said Chris. “I called my brother right away to tell him the good news!”

Subscription players receive a courtesy phone call if they win a major prize. Chris said his call came as a shock.

“I mean, I couldn’t believe it at first,” he laughed. “The whole call, all I could think was “I really hope this isn’t a prank call.’ I’m so happy it wasn’t a prank!”

“I really don’t know how to describe this feeling,” he continued. “It’s good, it’s exciting – I’ll definitely have a smile on my face for the rest of the day!”

Chris said he has one main plan for his $73,632.30 share of the prize: retirement! “This money is going to help me retire!” he said.