WINNIPEG, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Blair Knutson had a dream on Saturday night. He
dreamed that someone in Manitoba won the $16 Million jackpot on Lotto 6/49.
But he "never dreamt" it would be him!
The 42-year-old Gimli grocer casually asked a clerk at his store to
validate his 6/49 Quick Pick ticket on Sunday evening. When the $16 Million
prize came up, Blair couldn't believe it!
"I haven't had much sleep since then," a tired, but very happy Blair
It didn't take long for the whole town of Gimli to know that one of their
neighbours was a millionaire. Blair and his wife Cheryl, own G & C Grocery in
the lakeside town where he bought his ticket. He is an occasional lottery
player. "I only buy tickets when the jackpots get big," Blair laughed.
When asked what he planned to do with his windfall, Blair said he was
still overwhelmed with ideas. "I'm going to keep the store and keep working,
for sure," Blair said. "I'm one of those guys who has to keep busy."
He's looking forward to sharing his good fortune with family and friends.
"The best thing," Blair grinned, "is that I'm going to be able to make a lot
of people very happy."
The $16.7 Million windfall is the fourth largest lottery win in Manitoba
history and the second Jackpot won in the province in the last month. A
Winnipeg man recently claimed a $3.8 Million prize on the September 19th LOTTO
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.
For further information:
For further information: Andrea Marantz, WCLC, 1-800-665-3313, ext.