The Province celebrates its Fifth Millionaire in Just Five Weeks!
WINNIPEG, March 2 /CNW/ - Western Canada Lottery officials are still
waiting for the MILLIONAIRE LIFE Top Prize winner to come forward, but there
was yet another reason to celebrate Manitoba's recent run of lottery luck this
morning. Melissa Neult, a resident of the O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nations
Reserve(*), appeared at lottery offices late this morning to claim a $1 Million
prize on the popular SET FOR LIFE Scratch 'N Win game.
The 27-year-old Manager of the Crane River Band Store was in Dauphin
yesterday with her boyfriend, Ralph MacDonald. "We had to go on store
business," recalled Melissa, "but I didn't really want to go because of the
weather and road conditions". But, fortunately Ralph talked her into it and
when the couple arrived in Dauphin they purchased two SET FOR LIFE tickets at
the 7-Eleven Store on 109 Main Street.
"I scratched the first ticket immediately," smiled Ralph, "and it was a
non-winner. Melissa kept hers until we reached Ste. Rose du Lac." When she
finally scratched the ticket, she found three SET FOR LIFE symbols in the
first Play Area, entitling her to the game's Top Prize. "I was totally
shocked," laughed Manitoba's newest lottery millionaire. The mother of a
four-year old son said she hasn't had enough time to think of what she will do
with her good fortune, although she did indicate that she wants to share some
of her prize with family.
This is the fifth lottery prize of $1 Million or more won by Manitoba
lottery players in the past five weeks - with the first three wins coming on
LOTTO 6/49. The winning streak started on January 24th, when a Brandon woman
claimed $4.6 Million. Two weeks later, a Winnipeg couple won $4.2 Million on
the February 7th draw. And, on February 21st, a Winnipeg woman used a tarot
card reading to win $6.8 Million! Winnipeg's MILLIONAIRE LIFE Top Prize
winning ticket, while still unclaimed, marks the fourth win in the current
streak and this morning's $1 Million SET FOR LIFE win bring the amazing run of
million dollar plus wins to five!
The O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nations Reserve is located approximately 120
miles east of Dauphin and has a population of less than 200 people. The winner
respectfully declined the optional media conferences requested of all lottery
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: John Matheson, Western Canada Lottery
Corporation, (204) 946-1326, or 1-800-665-3313, ext. 1326