“I couldn’t sleep all night,” Bob Roulston says of the night of June 10.
Bob’s wife Louise adds that the past week has been quite unusual.
That evening Bob was checking his BC/49 lottery numbers online as he always does when he saw the numbers he and Louise have been playing for years were on the screen in front of him – 11,19,24,35,36,43. He called Louise over, and told her that it seemed they had just won a lot of money.
It was too late to bring their ticket in, so Bob and Louise got through a mostly sleepless, excited night and headed to Blair Thorpe in Port Hardy first thing the following morning to submit their winning ticket, a $2 million prize.
Sitting in the living room of their bright, tidy Storey’s Beach home, Bob and Louise say they plan to invest most of the winnings.
Not too many people have come out of the woodwork as often happens when people win the lottery, but they have been fielding calls from investors down Island. The two have not put too much thought yet into how they plan to treat themselves with the winnings.
Parents to three grown children, Louise, a retired employee at Monk Office Supplies, and Bob, a former mine worker, answer quickly when asked if they consider themselves lucky.