Fourth Alberta winner of $1 Million or more in a month!
ST. ALBERT, AB, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - Shirley Dochuk just about didn't play her
regular WESTERN 649 numbers for the October 10th draw. But something inside
her told the St. Albert woman to return to the store, and now she's a
Shirley and her husband have played WESTERN 649 for several years,
choosing their own numbers for the game. However, 61-year-old Shirley had
decided not to buy a ticket for Wednesday, October 10th. "I was walking out of
the store, but then I said to myself, 'Shirley, go back and buy those
tickets.'" She bought her $7 WESTERN 649 ticket with EXTRA 'ENTERED', along
with a LOTTO 6/49 and SUPER 7 ticket from the Superstore at 101 St. Albert
The morning after the draw, Shirley and her daughter checked the winning
WESTERN 649 numbers and they could see that all six main numbers matched to
one of their self-chosen Selections - 1, 8, 18, 19, 37 and 39. However, it
would take some convincing before the full impact would sink in for Shirley.
After calling the toll-free number on the back of the ticket, she also drove
to a local Retailer where the clerk scanned her ticket and then showed the
Claim Slip to her supervisor. "I thought, 'Oh no, I've made a mistake,'"
Shirley remembered. Instead, the man shook her hand and congratulated her on
winning $1 Million! "I didn't know what to do!" she added.
The happy new Millionaire recently sold her hair salon business, but had
intended to continue to work for a few more years. With a $1 Million windfall
in the bank, though, she and her husband plan to retire together. "I was going
to slow down a bit, but now I can really slow down!" she said.
The couple said they have planned a road trip to visit family, and may
buy a new vehicle and do some home renovations. "It's just made life a little
easier," said Shirley, who has two children and two grandchildren.
Shirley's windfall is the sixth lottery win of $1 Million or more on a
ticket purchased in St. Albert, as well as the fourth million-dollar-plus
prize claimed in Alberta in the past month. On September 21, 2007, a Calgary
man won the first of 10 $1 Million prizes offered on the $10 INSTANT LOTTO
6/49 ticket. This was followed by a LOTTO 6/49 claim worth $8,800,833 by a
Hinton woman who won the September 15th Jackpot. Alberta's lucky streak
continued with a Sherwood Park man winning the $2 Million Top Prize on SUPER
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For further information: Alberta Lottery Fund Contact: Phone (780)
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1-800-665-3313 ext 7125