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Stoughton resident has a $1 million lottery windfall on Western Max

A Stoughton man is the newest millionaire in Saskatchewan.
Stoughton Lottery winner
Deric Reaney of Stoughton won big on the May 6 Western Max draw.

REGINA - Deric Reaney of Stoughton is Saskatchewan’s newest millionaire. 

He won $1 million on the May 6 Western Max draw.

While stopping for fuel at the Stoughton Co-op C-Store on May 6, Reaney decided to purchase a ticket for the draw later that evening.

The next day, Reaney recalls he was having his morning coffee and thought to himself, “I wonder what the lottery did last night.” He logged onto his computer to check his ticket online and couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw his ticket matched each of the seven digits for one of the game’s 14 $1 million prizes.

“My heart was going through my chest,” Reaney recalled while claiming his prize. “I had to get my son to also check the numbers online just to make sure.”

Reaney returned to the Stoughton Co-op on May 12 to validate his ticket at the terminal before contacting the prize office.

The father of six has some plans for his windfall.

“I’d like to pay off my bills and help out my kids and stepkids,” Reaney said.

Reaney won one of the $1 million prizes drawn on May 6 by matching the winning numbers - 3, 7, 17, 25, 34, 39 and 41. 

“I’m still in disbelief,” said Reaney.