June 24, 2014 10:11 am

Calgary lottery winner gets $5 million

Maureen Fielding won the $5 million Lotto 6/49 draw on June 7th.

Lotto 6/49

CALGARY – Calgary’s newest millionaire says one of her first purchases could be a dog for her daughter.

Maureen Fielding won the $5 million Lotto 6/49 draw on June 7th after picking up a ticket on the day of the draw.

She says she and her daughter used to daydream about what they’d buy if she ever won.

“My daughter reminded me that I had said if I won the lottery, I would buy her a laptop, a new car and a dog,” she said with a laugh. “We’re in negotiations over the dog.”

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Maureen bought her ticket at the Superstore on Country Hills Blvd., and checked it the next day at a self-checker.

“I knew it was a big number when I checked it,” she adds. “I said to the clerk, ‘I think this is a big winner.”

“Her face turned a different colour when she checked my ticket.”

She says she plans to pay off some bills, and may also buy a new home.

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