Sarah Barnes couldn’t believe her eyes when she scanned her LOTTO 6/49 ticket and discovered she won $1 million on the November 17, 2018 Guaranteed Prize Draw.
The happy winner said she had to double-check, and then triple-check her ticket before believing she was a major winner.
“I had a few tickets to check, so I started by checking it on the self-checker,” she said. “I saw a bunch of zeroes, so I took it to the clerk. Then I checked it on the Mobile App when I got back to work – just to be extra sure.”
“I think I was in shock the whole time,” she continued. “I really couldn’t believe it. It didn’t – and still doesn’t – feel real.”
Barnes said she is going to use her winnings to pay some bills and go back to school.
“I would really like to finish my accounting certification,” she said. “This makes it a lot easier!”
The Hay River winner’s ticket was a LOTTO 6/49 free play she redeemed at Super A Foods, located at 938 Mackenzie Highway in Hay River. Her winning selection was 39597325-01.
Check your tickets: If you’re holding on to a LOTTO MAX ticket from the October 26, 2018 draw, make sure to check your ticket! A ticket purchased somewhere in Northwest Territories, but not in Yellowknife, won $1 million, and the prize hasn’t yet been claimed. The winning numbers were 4, 13, 24, 32, 34, 43 and 44. The winner or winners are reminded they have one year from the draw date to claim the prize.
The winner(s) can contact WCLC Customer Care at 1-800-665-3313, Monday through Friday, to make arrangements to claim the prize. -30_