$250,000 EXTRA win in Saskatoon
Not many people can say they had a life-changing layover, but Eunice and Patrick Thibault can. The lucky couple discovered they won $250,000 on the May 5 LOTTO 6/49 and EXTRA draw.
The Thibaults were waiting for a flight from Calgary when Patrick checked their winning ticket.
“I was completely shocked,” he remembered. “I saw the prize amount and felt myself go pale.”
Patrick said before he could tell his wife the good news, two flight attendants approached him wondering if he had won something big.
“I told the flight attendants what I won, and they got so excited for me,” he said. “So the flight attendants knew before my wife!”
But Eunice didn’t mind. The happy winner said they celebrated their win with the flight attendants in the airport.
"We bought them each a SET FOR LIFE SCRATCH ‘N WIN ticket,” she said. “After that we called our kids to tell them the news.”
Patrick and Eunice said they are going to share their winnings with their children and put some away for a later day.
The Thibaults purchased their winning LOTTO 6/49 and EXTRA ticket at Shell Select, located at 1828 McOrmond Drive in Saskatoon. They won their prize by matching all seven digits of the EXTRA number, 5721130.
Saskatchewan Lotteries is the fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture, recreation and community groups.