Selkirk man wins $1 million on lotto ticket
A Selkirk man is Manitoba’s latest millionaire after hitting it big on Lotto 6-49.
David Turnbull, who bought his winning ticket at the Red River Co-op in Oakbank, won a cool $1 million, joining 10 other Manitobans who have taken home $1 million or more from lotteries in 2021.
Turnbull said he was shocked when he saw the result after checking the ticket on his lotto app.
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“I tried to stay as calm as I could, but I was thinking, ‘what the heck do I do now?’
“It was really hard to believe. It’s a million dollars!”
Turnbull said he plans to use the money toward his retirement.
Colborne, Ont. woman claims $50,000 on lottery scratch ticket
A Colborne, Ont., woman thought there must be some mistake when her lottery ticket revealed she’d won $50,000.
According to the OLG, Ruth Ford won the top prize in its Instant Crossword scratch ticket. The $3 per play has 1-in-3.91 odds of winning a prize, the OLG says.
Ford played her ticket at home says she screamed when she realized she won.
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“I thought it was a mistake,” she said at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “I took it to the store with my partner and friend to validate it together.”
Ford, 64, says she plans to share her winnings with her two stepdaughters and save the remaining money.
Her winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Elizabeth Street. in Brighton.
Fraserwood man wins Manitoba’s 3rd-largest lottery prize
A Manitoba man says he was shocked to see “a lot of commas” when he checked the lottery ticket that made him the province’s newest multi-millionaire.
Keith Spulnick of Fraserwood took home a $27.5-million jackpot from the LOTTO 6/49 draw last week — Manitoba’s third-largest lottery win overall, and the largest 6/49 win in the province since the game was launched almost four decades ago.
Spulnick said the win — on a ticket he bought at a Riverton store — will be life-changing for his family, as recent health problems left him unable to work and saddled with mounting expenses.
“By the time I physically got better, I didn’t have a dime to my name,” he said.
“We have been pulling ourselves out slowly, but it’s taken a long time.
“I have a picture of me with my last five bucks — that was all I had left then. I’m going to frame that.”
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