Million-dollar LOTTO 6/49 win in Swift Current!
Winner plans to keep dreaming after Guaranteed Prize win
Kendra Bates-Chomyn was a millionaire for nearly four months, but she didn’t know it! The Swift Current resident won $1 million on the May 16 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
“I try to buy a $24 Super Pack once or twice a month,” she said. “So, sometimes I have a few tickets to check all at once.”
“I heard there was an outstanding million-dollar prize in Saskatchewan,” she continued.
“But I didn’t think that my ticket would be the winner, so I didn’t rush to check it.”
“I couldn’t believe it when the number came on the screen,” she continued. “I scanned the ticket again and then took it to a different store to scan it a third time. It felt so surreal!”
The happy winner said she is still surprised by her win, and she plans to take her time deciding what to do with her winnings.
“I feel like we have to be responsible and make sure we’re set up for the long term,” she said. “We’ll still do some dreaming, but right now we’re more concerned with making the right decisions and planning for our family’s future.”
But Bates-Chomyn said she still plans to enjoy the windfall.
“I will probably take a trip to Europe and my partner will probably replace his motorcycle,” she said.
Bates-Chomyn purchased her winning LOTTO 6/49 ticket at Pioneer Co-operative Gas Bar, located at 1150 Central Avenue North in Swift Current. Her winning Guaranteed Prize Draw selection was: 21639913-01.
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