WINNIPEG, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - Martha Rourke was speechless when she checked her LOTTO MAX(TM) ticket for the October 23rd draw and realized she had won $323,062!
The day after the draw, the Brandon woman took her ticket to the mall to use the Ticket Checker. The machine revealed that she had matched six out of seven main numbers, plus the Bonus number, to win LOTTO MAX's second-highest prize! Martha is the first major LOTTO MAX winner in Manitoba since the game's first draw on September 25th.
"I checked it twice," she recalled. "I couldn't believe it, so I left and grabbed a newspaper. I checked the numbers through the paper and then I called my daughter. I was shaking and I didn't know what I was saying!" laughed Martha. "She was worse than I was!"
Martha purchased the $6 ticket from the Gateway Newstand, located at 79-1570 18th Street in her hometown.
Martha said that right now, she doesn't have firm plans for her winnings. "I'll help out family who need it, but it will be nice to feel secure in my retirement."
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.
SOURCE Western Canada Lottery Corporation
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