“It’s a relief knowing we don’t have to work into our 70s!”

Tammy Douglas took a break from her emails over the holiday season. When she returned to her inbox, she found a million-dollar prize waiting for her!

Douglas won $1 million on the December 22 WESTERN MAX draw, on a ticket she bought on PlayAlberta.ca. Following the draw, the Yellowhead County local received a courtesy email informing her that her subscription had won. A few days later – the same day the winner happened to check her email – she received a courtesy phone call confirming the news.

“We were away for Christmas and I hadn’t checked my emails,” she explained. “I started going through them the morning after getting home and honestly, I thought it was a scam.”

“I got my husband and mom to take a look at the email, too; and then we all thought it was a scam,” she laughed. “Luckily, within 15 minutes or so, someone from AGLC called, and we were all shocked – it’s real!”

The winner said she has come up with a few ideas for her windfall.

“We’re going to pay off our mortgage and invest for an earlier retirement,” she said. “It’s a relief knowing we don’t have to work into our 70s!”

Douglas said she and her husband are also planning a special trip: “We went on a river cruise through France earlier this year and it was amazing,” she explained. “On our flight home we said we would start saving to go again; now, we’re just going to go – but through Germany this time!”

The happy winner started buying her WESTERN MAX tickets on PlayAlberta.ca in the fall after misplacing a lottery ticket.

“I heard on the radio that buying a ticket on PlayAlberta would keep track of lottery tickets for me,” she laughed. “I thought, this is for me!”

WESTERN MAX offers a $2 million jackpot and 14 prizes of $1 million each on every Tuesday and Friday draw. WESTERN MAX tickets are available until 8:30 pm MT on the night of the draw at all Lotto Spot! locations, Subscription Spot, PlayAlberta.ca and the Lotto Spot! app.

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