Martensville winner $100,000 richer with EXTRA
David Ebert was enjoying his lunch break on Nov. 14 when he picked up his tickets for the next evening’s LOTTO MAX draw.
A week later, also on lunch break, he discovered the ticket he had picked up netted him a windfall when he scanned them using the self-checker at a nearby store.
"I had a stack of tickets that I took into scan. When I scanned this ticket, I thought it said $10,000," he recalled as he claimed his prize. "So, I put it at the bottom of the pile and kept scanning.”
After returning to work, Ebert decided to check his tickets once more.
"I checked the numbers on the website, and none of them were matching," he explained. "Then, I looked at the EXTRA number and realized I had won $100,000, not $10,000.
"I was shaky when I realized," he said, adding that he asked his coworkers to verify the win for him using the Lotto Spot app.
He purchased his winning ticket from London Drugs at 134 Primrose Dr. in Saskatoon. He won by matching the last six digits of the winning EXTRA number – 2608994.
Ebert plans to put his windfall towards investments. Still, he does have one big idea for his windfall.
"My wife and I are already going to Hawaii and we would like to take a helicopter ride." he said.
"We're at a stage in our lives where we are content," Ebert said. "This is a bonus."
Sask Lotteries is the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups in communities across Saskatchewan.
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