Seventh Manitoba Millionaire in 10 Weeks!
WINNIPEG, April 2 /CNW/ - Phyllis Thomas of Peguis must feel like she
'owns' the $5 SET FOR LIFE Scratch 'N Win lottery game. For the second time in
just over two years, the 68-year-old mother of one and grandmother of three
has claimed the game's Top Prize of $1 Million.
Phyllis first joined the ranks of Manitoba lottery millionaires on
March 18, 2005 after purchasing a couple of SET FOR LIFE tickets in Teulon,
Manitoba. Traveling to Winnipeg for her grandsons' hockey tournament, she
scratched the tickets later that evening around 10:00 p.m. and found the three
SET FOR LIFE symbols in Game No.1 necessary for the game's Top Prize.
Two years and 13 days later, history has eerily repeated itself. Phyllis
was once again in Winnipeg for her grandsons' hockey tournament and she
purchased a pair of SET FOR LIFE tickets last Saturday morning at the
Petro-Canada Station, 107 Pandora Avenue West in Transcona. Once again, she
waited to scratch the tickets, this time until approximately 10:30 p.m.
Saturday evening. "I was with my daughter, my son-in-law and my three
grandchildren," recalled the lucky winner. "When I saw that I had won again I
said, 'Guess what happened?' My son-in-law answered, 'You won $100' and I
said, 'No, I did it (won $1 Million) again!' I was in total shock."
Phyllis, who retired from her Peguis Child and Family Services Supervisor
position after her first win, has not had much time to consider her plans for
her latest windfall. She did indicate, however, that traveling will likely be
on her agenda with Florida and California two possible destinations.
SET FOR LIFE is a $5 Scratch 'N Win game available in the Prairie
Provinces and Territories. The odds of winning the game's $1 Million Top Prize
are 1 in a Million. This is the 7th prize of $1 Million or more awarded to
Manitoba lottery players in the last 10 weeks. The seven prizes have totaled
Manitoba will attempt to stretch its current winning streak this
Wednesday evening on LOTTO 6/49. The national game is offering a Jackpot
estimated at $38 Million, the fourth largest lottery Jackpot in Canadian
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