On the afternoon of October 21, Sandra Gardner stopped at the 7-Eleven at 5202 55A Street in Cold Lake and picked up her tickets for that night’s LOTTO MAX draw.
A few days later, Gardner scanned her ticket using the Lotto spot app and discovered that she was about to be a millionaire.
“My daughter and I just looked at each other and laughed,” Gardner recalled as she claimed her prize.
She then headed into a nearby store to check her ticket on the self-checker before confirming her win by having the cashier scan it at the terminal. She won by matching all seven numbers of one of the winning MAXMILLIONS prizes: 7, 9, 12, 18, 21, 31, and 41.
Gardner’s ticket is one of 19 that netted winners in Western Canada million-dollar
MAXMILLIONS prizes during LOTTO MAX’s record-breaking jackpot run from August to late
Three other tickets sold in the region split prizes with other tickets to take home $500,000.
The happy winner has a few plans for her windfall. “I want to share some with my family and purchase a new car in the spring,” she said. “It still hasn’t sunk in yet.”