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Prairies Prove Lucky for Lottery Winners

January 4, 2014 8:06 AM | News

By David Klassen

Lotto 6/49

Lotto MaxLuck swept across the Prairie provinces to end 2013, with 11 lottery prizes of $1 million or more won in the 11 days to end the year.

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation says between December 20-31, winners claimed big prizes in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba worth more than $74 million.

A ticket purchased in Edmonton on December 20 was worth the $50 million Lotto Max jackpot, three people won $1 million through Maxmillions, with another $1 million claimed in Alberta through the Western Max draw.

Two people in Calgary and Saskatoon won $1 million on Christmas Day through Lotto 6/49, and the draw on December 27 offered up another $1 million to someone in Alberta.

A draw on December 28 saw two winners pick up $8.1 million in the Lotto 6/49 draw, including Dennis Nash of Winnipeg and someone from Calgary.

And finally, an Alberta resident uncovered a $1 million windfall on a scratch ‘n win ticket over the holidays.

Of the handful of winners, only Nash has claimed his cheque so far, with the rest still having to come forward.

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