SASKATOON - Evelyn McKenzie is $100,000 wealthier thanks to the Extra she added to her LOTTO 6/49 ticket for the Aug. 31 draw.
The Cumberland House resident purchased her ticket from the Northern Store on Main Street in Cumberland House on the day of the draw. She won by matching the last six digits of the winning Extra number — 1712378.
While McKenzie was enjoying some quiet time at home a couple of days after the draw, she decided to go online to look up the winning numbers for the draw.
"I started checking, and I saw that I had all but the one Extra number," she recalled as she claimed her prize. "I just thought, 'Oh my God!'"
A few days later, McKenzie told her sons she had something important to tell them. Her sons initially thought something bad happened but were instead pleasantly surprised.
"When we got together and I shared the news, they were very excited for me!" she laughed.
A week after the draw, McKenzie scanned her winning ticket on the Lotto Spot! app just to double-check her win before claiming her prize at the prize office.
The happy winner said she plans to share her windfall with her two sons and enjoy it.
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