$169,770.50 windfall in Ile-a-la-Crosse
Tenelie Petit is ecstatic he added the ALL IN to the POKER LOTTO ticket he purchased for the Aug. 2 draw. In doing so, the Ile-a-la-Crosse resident’s prize jumped from $10,002 to $169,770.50, although he didn’t realize it right away.
“It said instant win but didn't show how much,” said Petit, who purchased his ticket at the at the Ile-a-la-Crosse Co-op Grocery Store on Ahenakew Boulevard.
It took him a couple more looks at his ticket before he realized that he won $2 on a Pair of Jacks or better in one hand and $10,000 on a Royal Flush in another hand, as well as the $159,768.50 ALL IN jackpot.
“I was like, 'For real?!' Then I started getting nervous and felt like I was having an anxiety attack,” he laughed while claiming his prize. “I made my friends drive my car because I was still in shock.”
Petit used the Lotto Spot! app to confirm his win and then triple checked it the next day at another Lotto Spot! Retailer.
The happy winner plans to buy a new truck and a quad with his windfall.
Sask Lotteries is the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups in communities across Saskatchewan.
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