The latest millionaire to come out of Saskatchewan, Canada, told lottery officials that she still needs time to think about her big $1 million Lotto 649 win.
Mae Mock, from Regina, the capital of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, bought a ticket for the Lotto 649 on Saturday, July 29th, selecting a quick pick ticket for that evening’s drawing. Not long ago another Saskatchewan woman won $1 million on the Lotto 649, and she planned a trip to Las Vegas to see a show. The prairie native bought her ticket from a Saskatchewan Lotteries kiosk in the Southland Mall, and went back to the same kiosk the same day to get the Lotto 649 ticket checked by the retailer. Another Regina lottery winner was Derrick Fink who won the Hospitals of Regina Foundation Lottery, but found out second hand.
The Regina woman said that when the store clerk broke the news to her, she was beyond shocked to discover she’d won a million dollars on such a small stake. “I couldn’t believe it,” the lottery winner said, adding that she has no idea how to spend her winnings. Two cousins from nearby Winnipeg recently shared a $1 million Lotto 649 prize, and they said that they couldn’t contain their shock and surprise when they found out.
The Lotto 649 winner said, “You never really think you’re going to win big,” eluding to many lottery players’ feelings after a big win. Of her plans for her million-dollar windfall, the winner said, “I have time to think about it.” A recent Australian Powerball winner also had no idea how to spend their $23 million winnings, unlike a couple from northern Australia who had already spent their $1 million Australian Gold Lotto win in their heads.
Ms Mock is the first lottery millionaire to be found in Regina in 2017, including both Canadian national games, the Lotto 649 and the Lotto Max. She’s the seventh big lottery winner in the prairie province of Saskatchewan so far this year, with 2017’s total catching up fast on last year’s, when eight lottery prizes worth one million dollars or more were paid out to residents of the province.
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