Man checks ticket, learns he won $1.75 million

Calgarian Paul Doyle has won big at Lotto 6/49. (Photo courtesy Western Canada Lottery Corporation)

Calgarian Paul Doyle has won big at Lotto 6/49. (Photo courtesy Western Canada Lottery Corporation)

Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:51 PM ET

CALGARY - When it dawned on him he’d scored a $1.75 million lottery windfall, Paul Doyle was told there wasn’t enough money in the cash register to pay him.

The Calgarian was checking his Lotto 6/49 numbers at a city convenience store when the happy realization hit.

“The clerk scanned my ticket and said ‘I’m sorry, sir — I don’t think I can pay you that amount,’” said Doyle.

“I just laughed and told him I knew he couldn’t.”