"I have no specific plan as to where to invest the winnings. But I want to spend it right. For example, in maintaining my forest so that I have something to be proud about for decades. I want to invest it right, so that the money brings good for a long time. I plan on living until I'm 100 years old so I'll need the money," said Ēvalds.
Latvijas Loto, the organizer of nationwide lotteries in Latvia, has sold a total 180,000 out of 1,000,000 tickets within the first month the lottery has been operational.
Six out of the twenty tickets carrying €10,000 have also been bought.
In 2018 and 2019 the best-performing high school graduate in each class will receive €500 from the proceeds of the Centennial Lottery, to be held as part of Latvia's 100th founding anniversary.
The scratchcard lottery has 1,000,000 tickets, each costing €5. A total €3.2 million will be awarded in prize money.
Tickets are available both online and at news stands.