PRINCE ALBERT — A Prince Albert man checked his ticket six times before he could bring himself to believe he'd won $100,000. Then his partner made him check it again.
On June 24, John Lalonde was waiting in line to pay for his groceries at a local store when he remembered to check his Lotto Max ticket for the June 3 draw. When he saw that he was a winner, he couldn’t believe his eyes!
“I totally blanked out,” he said. “I was in awe.”
He checked his ticket a total of six times to confirm he won $100,000 on the Extra he added to his ticket when he picked it up at Prince Albert Gas Plus at 265 – 32nd St. W on the day of the draw.
He said he immediately called his partner over. “You’re not going to believe this!” he told her before scanning it again.
“She didn’t believe it, she made me scan it a few more times,” he laughed.
The winner has some plans for his windfall.
“I'm going to pay off some debts, I’m not sure about the rest, probably some for the kids and to invest.”
The Prince Albert resident won by matching the last six digits of the winning Extra number for the June 3 Lotto Max draw – 1514763.
Sask Lotteries is the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups in communities across Saskatchewan.