Saturday , 12 June 2021
Sharon Stevens is coming home with a sweet lottery win. Image supplied.

Lac La Biche resident wins $250K EXTRA draw

What started as a regular day for Sharon Stevens wound up being pretty extraordinary.

On October 3, she realized she was $250,000 richer thanks to her winning Lotto 6/49 ticket for that day’s draw.

“I went into the store with all intentions of just getting new tickets for the week,” she recalled. “But once I realized I won I just left the store,” she said.

Using a ticket checker, Stevens discovered her ticket matched all seven of the winning EXTRA numbers – 1143377 – for the draw. But at first, she wasn’t quite sure what she’d be taking home.

“I thought at first it was $25,000 – I had trouble counting the zeroes,” she chuckled. “I was stunned. I had to check it a few times.”

Stevens had picked up her winning ticket at the Beaverhill Shell at 100-9024 90th Avenue in Lac La  Biche – the same place she discovered her win – a couple of days before the draw. She says she’s not sure yet what she’ll do with her $250,000 windfall, and just plans to “put it away for now.”

“Maybe when the pandemic is over I’ll go on a trip, but for right now it can just sit in the bank.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.