Million-dollar WESTERN MAX win in Brandon
Rosemarie Dalton is Manitoba's first lottery millionaire of 2018! The Brandon resident won $1 million on the February 2 WESTERN MAX draw.
Dalton is very excited about her win. In fact, she's so excited that she said she's having a hard time keeping track of her winning ticket.
"I keep putting it down and forgetting it," she said, laughing. "The first thing I did when I saw that I won was run out of the store--without my ticket-- to call my husband."
The excited winner said she also left her ticket on the kitchen table on her way out the door to claim her prize in Winnipeg. A little while later, she left the ticket in her vehicle.
"I think I'm just stunned," she said. "I can't keep it all straight!"
Dalton said she is going to take her time to make specific plans for her windfall, but she said it will help her achieve a long-time dream.
"This will definitely help me retire early," she said.
Dalton said she's looking forward to something else retirement will give her the opportunity for: a new furry friend.
"I've wanted to get a rescue cat for a long time, but we haven't been able to make it work," she said. "Now we can!"
The lucky winner said she and her husband will also take some time to plan a warm winter vacation.
Dalton purchased her $7 quick pick WESTERN MAX ticket at Richmond Gas Bar and C-Store, located at 1035 Richmond Avenue. She matched the numbers 18, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46 and 48 to win.