WINNIPEG, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Clarence Goetz and Margaret Vincent are very
glad they kept up their sixteen year tradition. The friends won $1 Million on
their co-owned WESTERN 649 ticket!
Clarence and Margaret have been buying WESTERN 649 lottery tickets
together since 1993. It started as a bit of a joke between them when they
worked together, and then became a tradition. They haven't worked together for
about fourteen years, yet every month, they take turns purchasing lottery
"I'll buy them one month, and then she'll buy them the next," Clarence
explained. "We only get in touch with each other if we win."
In August, it was Clarence's turn to buy the tickets. He stopped at the
Kern Park Car Wash and Shell Station at 610 Kildare Avenue in Winnipeg on
Friday morning, August 28. Then, he proceeded to his cottage for the weekend.
That trip to the cottage is why it wasn't until a couple of days after
the Saturday night draw that Clarence checked his ticket through a self-serve
Ticket Checker. The machine confirmed that he and Margaret had won $1 Million!
"I couldn't believe it," Clarence said, as Margaret added, "I was
Clarence said he'll put his money in the bank and enjoy it with his wife.
Margaret said that the prize gives her the ability to help her children,
which is a dream come true.
Revenue generated from Manitoba Lotteries gaming products and
services have a direct and positive impact on Manitobans with net
revenue allocated towards government programs in health care,
education, social and community services and economic development.
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