Payday winners in Medicine Hat!

    WINNIPEG, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - When Randy Brost checked his December 6th
PAYDAY ticket early in the morning, he had a hard time believing what he was
seeing. But after waking up his wife and confirming all four numbers matched,
the Medicine Hat couple agreed they'd won the game's Top Prize - $1,000 A Week
For Life, or a single cash payment of $675,000!
    "I didn't believe it. I thought I was checking the wrong date or the
wrong numbers!" recalled Randy. "Then I woke up Colleen and told her, 'You
have to come out and see this.'"
    Colleen was reluctant to crawl out from under the covers at six in the
morning, but she followed her husband to the computer to stare at the screen.
"You just don't believe it - you can look at it 100 times, but until someone
tells you you've won, you just don't!" Colleen said. And when they took their
lucky $5 Quick Pick ticket - purchased from Infoplace Ticket Centre located at
3292 Dunmore Road SE in Medicine Hat - to be confirmed at a lottery Retailer,
Colleen said the clerk was just as surprised. "The clerk was shaking more than
I was!"
    The couple decided to take the $675,000 single payment and while Randy,
40, will continue to work as a tire builder, 42-year-old Colleen plans to
retire within the next year from the cleaning business she co-owns.
    As for the winnings, the parents of three have some ideas about how to
spend it. "I kind-of-sort-of already purchased a new truck," explained Randy.
"We have a mortgage that's looking like it's going to get paid off too," added
Colleen. They are also planning to add a pool to their backyard, and Colleen
enjoyed telling her parents that she's sending them on a trip to her Dad's
homeland, Scotland. "This is definitely life changing!" she declared.

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