Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lotto Winner Almost Forgot to Buy her Ticket

A woman from Haileybury who nearly forgot to buy her lottery ticket won a $1 million prize in the January 18, Canada Lotto 6/49 draw.

"Lotto 6/49 is my favorite game," Sandra Hurteau told staff at the OLG prize center after admitting how close she came to not buying her ticket at all.

She went online and checked her numbers the morning after the draw, but found it hard to believe she had won, so she went to her local store and used the self-checker to confirm her good luck.

Hurteau now plans to use some of her winnings to pay off bills. "I won’t have to worry anymore," she said. "The rest of the money  . . . we’ll see!"