Bernadette McLaughlin of Cold Lake and Ronald Flathers of Bonnyville won $100,000 on the May 20 EXTRA draw. The friends, who are new to playing WESTERN MAX, have a $20 previous win to thank for their major windfall.
“We usually each buy $10 worth of LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49,” said McLaughlin. “But I decided to buy a $20 Super Pack because we won $20 on another ticket.” A Super Pack consists of tickets for WESTERN 649 and WESTERN MAX, along with LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49.
After the draw, McLaughlin checked their tickets and discovered the big win on the WESTERN MAX. “I called Ron and told him that we won,” she said. “I kept saying, ‘Oh my God! I can’t believe it!’”
“I couldn’t believe it either,” said Flathers. “I couldn’t believe it when Berny called and I still can’t believe it now!” McLaughlin and Flathers plan to use their winnings to pay some bills and put some money away for a later day. “It’s a dream come true,” said McLaughlin.
The happy winners purchased their WESTERN MAX ticket at the Mac’s located at 1414 8 Avenue in Cold Lake.
*Press Release from Western Canada Lottery Commission