Elphinstone Resident Manitoba’s Newest Millionaire

Elphinstone Resident Manitoba’s Newest Millionaire

Richard Flett
Richard Flett of Elphinstone, Manitoba holds up his $1 million cheque won by playing the Set For Life scratch ‘n win game. (WCLC)

An Elphinstone man is Manitoba’s newest millionaire after scratching his way to a $1 million fortune.

Richard Flett won on a $5 Set For Life scratch ‘n win ticket purchased at Rossburn Dollar Store & Gift Shop in Rossburn.

“I stopped in to get a pop,” he said. “I saw the Set For Life tickets and I bought one.”

Flett uncovered three matching symbols when he scratched it the next morning and opted to take the single payment of $1 million over the option for $1,000 a week for 25 years.

“It took me a few minutes to realize it was really a winner. I felt weak in the knees, and a little light-headed.”

Flett is Manitoba’s third million-dollar lottery winner of 2015.


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