Canadian $5 million lottery winner wont quit job as janitor
Even though hes $7 million dollars richer, Vito Halasan has no plans to leave his job as a janitor.
He either really loves his job or doesnt trust the economy.
The Canadian janitor won a $5 million lottery drawing in April but will not give up his lifelong gig after his assuming instant wealth.
And he has no plans of leaving his job as janitor after cleaning up financially in the British Columbia Lottery.
Just a few days after celebrating his 58th birthday, the Filipino immigrant matched all six numbers to win the jackpot from the April 27 draw.
I have really blurry vision, so I had to hold the ticket right up to my face, Halasan said in the press release announcing him as the winner. I couldnt believe it.
The father of three and grandfather of four called his daughter after realizing what had happened. He sat me down at the table, she said. And then he whispered really quietly to me that he won $7 million [in Canadian dollars].
We had to check online several times, she said just to make sure.
Halasan left the Philippines in 2009 to provide a better life for his family.
Now he can really do so with plans to buy them a house.
I buy lottery tickets, so I can dream, Halasan said. I dream of being able to take care of my kids and make their future better.
According tolottery officials, Halasan wont quit his day job but does plan to scale back his hours.