Hinton woman claims $8.8 million LOTTO 6/49 windfall!

    Second $1 Million-plus prize claimed in Alberta within a week!

    ST. ALBERT, AB, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - A LOTTO 6/49 ticket used as a bookmark
held a fairy-tale ending for Tanya Delorme. Her Quick Pick ticket for the
September 15th draw matched all six main numbers, winning the Hinton resident
    The radiographer had been working pipeline, stationed out of Red Earth
Creek(*). One day while on her way to work, Tanya stopped at the Red Earth Store
and LA Liquor Shack located west of Highway 88 and decided to buy a $10 LOTTO
6/49 Quick Pick ticket.
    The 29-year-old tucked the ticket inside her novel, and had forgotten all
about it until the following week when she checked another ticket. "I said to
my boss I didn't win anything, but I told him, "That's okay, I won on
Saturday's draw anyway," she joked. When Tanya opened the book and found the
winning September 15th ticket, she was stunned. "I was shaking so hard my
knees buckled, and I hit the floor!" recalled Tanya. "Then I collected my
ticket and went back to work." That night, Tanya sat up until 4 a.m. in
disbelief about her win.
    Since then, the Millionaire has resigned from her job. When asked of her
plans, she said without hesitation, "I'm going straight back to school." The
outdoor enthusiast has already bought the new special edition Range Rover
she's always wanted, and plans to purchase an acreage. She also intends to set
up trust funds for her 15 nieces and nephews and her two foster siblings, and
plans to buy her parents new vehicles. "My Mom even brought her license plate,
so she's all prepared!"
    This is the second prize of $1 Million or more claimed in Alberta
recently. Last week, a Calgary man won the first $1 Million prize on the new
INSTANT LOTTO 6/49 SCRATCH 'N WIN ticket commemorating LOTTO 6/49's 25th

    (*)Red Earth Creek is located 170 km north of Slave Lake

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