Winnipeg's Third Lottery Millionaires of 2008


    WINNIPEG, March 14 /CNW/ - 2008 is turning out to be another banner year
for lottery winners in Winnipeg! Linda and Rick Romsa are the most recent luck
struck Winnipeg winners - claiming a $4.3 million Jackpot on LOTTO 6/49!
    A few weeks ago, Rick stopped in at the Esso on Taylor Avenue and
purchased his usual 10-draw Advance Play tickets for LOTTO 6/49, SUPER 7 and
WESTERN 649.
    "I play the same numbers all the time," Rick said. "They're based on
family birthdates and ages."
    Then Linda and Rick headed off for a three-week vacation in the sun. On
the morning after their return, Rick sat down to read the paper and check his
lottery numbers.
    "I looked at SUPER 7 and saw we'd won a free play. I looked at WESTERN
649 and saw we hadn't matched anything. Then I came to LOTTO 6/49 and saw that
we'd matched all six!" Their ticket matched the six main numbers on the March
8th draw to win the Jackpot prize worth $4,334,036!
    Rick immediately woke up Linda. "I thought something terrible had
happened - maybe a computer virus," Linda laughed. "He was so tanned, but his
face was completely white!"
    The couple is feeling both euphoric and overwhelmed by their win. They
plan to take some time and think about how best to handle their windfall.
    Two other Winnipeg couples have claimed million-dollar prizes so far this
year.

    NOTE: Media conferences for lottery wins of a million dollars or more are
    recommended to winners, but they are not mandatory. The above winners
    have respectfully declined to have a media conference and this release
    announcing their win has been issued.




For further information: Jessie Penosky, 1-800-665-3313 ext 7114