$1 million win for Negginan local!
Matilda Bittern of Negginan is one of Manitoba’s newest millionaires following the April 1 LOTTO
The draw included 40 $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes, two of which were won by Manitobans
on April 1.
Bittern happened to be in Winnipeg the day before the draw and picked up her ticket from the
Circle K on 48 Osborne Street before heading to an appointment. She was still in the city on
April 2 when she checked her ticket along with a few others at a downtown store.
She says she was not ready at all to find out she was about to be a millionaire.
“He said, ‘$10 winner, $2 winner, and you are a big winner! You just won a million dollars!’” she
recalled the cashier saying as he validated her tickets.
“I was so shocked!” she said. “I called my husband back home, and he thought I was kidding!”
“He was so happy – he was very joyful,” she chuckled.
The winner has a few plans for her recent windfall..
“I told my husband we need an extension on the house,” Bittern said. “I want to put two extra
bedrooms on the back for when my grandchildren and great-grandchildren come over.”
Bittern won by matching winning MAXMILLIONS numbers 5, 7, 10, 11, 21, 34, and 43 for the
April 1 LOTTO MAX draw.
Draws for LOTTO MAX take place every Tuesday and Friday. When the game’s jackpot goes
above $50 million, an additional $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize is added to the draw. You can
purchase your tickets from authorized WCLC retailers or online by visiting subscriptionspot.ca,
PlayNow.ca for Manitoba residents, and PlayAlberta.ca for Alberta residents.