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Winnipeg Woman Claims $3.6M Lottery Prize

March 9, 2016 1:30 PM | News

Leslie MacMillan

Leslie MacMillan claimed her cheque for $3.6 million in the Lotto 6/49 draw on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (WCLC)

Leslie MacMillan is the city’s newest multi-millionaire.

The Winnipeg woman claimed a cheque for $3.6 million on Wednesday during a news conference at the Fort Garry Hotel.

MacMillan won the February 27 Lotto 6/49 draw worth $3,620,435.60.

“I was checking my email as I usually do on Sunday mornings,” MacMillan said. “I saw I had a couple of win notifications, so I went to PlayNow.com to check the amounts.”

MacMillan subscribes to the multi-draw feature on the lottery website so she never misses a Lotto 6/49 draw.

“I saw I won $2, and then $10. Then I saw that I won $3.6 million — and I went straight into shock!” she laughed.

MacMillan plans to use her winnings to help people and take a couple vacations with friends.

The February 27 jackpot was worth $7.2 million and was split between two winners — one somewhere in British Columbia and the other sold in Winnipeg.