$500,000 LOTTO MAX WIN IN SWIFT CURRENT
An already meaningful day took an unexpected turn when Charlene Driver checked her lottery ticket. The Swift Current resident won $500,000 on the June 1 LOTTO MAX draw.
“It seems fitting that I won on this draw,” she said. “June 1 is the anniversary of my dad’s passing. He always told me to buy lottery tickets every week.”
The connection doesn’t stop there.
“June 1 is also my daughter’s birthday,” she said. “So I guess it was just meant to be.”
The Swift Current winner hasn’t made any major decisions for her winnings, but plans to start by paying off bills.
“We’re going to pay some bills and put some of it away,” she said. “This win came at a good time for us – we’re financially secure now.”
Driver purchased her winning LOTTO MAX ticket at Pioneer Co-op Association, located at 1150 Central Avenue North in Swift Current. Driver won half of one of the $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes drawn that evening by matching the numbers 1, 15, 17, 22, 31, 34 and 46. She shared the prize with a winning ticket purchased in Ontario.
Saskatchewan Lotteries is the fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture, recreation and community groups.