A group of eight East Central Alberta winners is divvying up a $100,000 prize after winning big on the EXTRA on their shared LOTTO MAX subscription ticket for the August 7 draw.
Corrine Kelts of Consort claimed the prize on behalf of the group, which also includes Taryl Abt, Justine Comeau, Wanda Diakow, Kaylee Dick, Terry McMahon, Erin VanKoughnett, and Bruce Gillespie.
Kelts said she found out about the win when the Western Canada Lottery Corporation contacted her to let her know the group’s ticket matched the last six digits of the winning EXTRA number – 4142789 – for August 7.
“I thought it was a prank at first,” laughed Kelts when claiming the group’s prize. “I just felt disbelief.”
Kelts says she plans to use her share of the windfall to travel to Europe when it’s safe to do so and said everyone in the group is busy planning for how they’ll use their share.
“Everyone is thrilled about the win and the extra things they can do with the money,” she noted.
The group – which has had members rotate in and out – has been playing with the same subscription for almost 25 years.