October 12, 2018 11:58 am

North Battleford woman wins $1M in Lotto Max draw

Digna Rico was checking her Lotto Max ticket on Sept. 29, when a number of zeros showed up on the screen.

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Digna Rico started the last weekend of September with a million reasons to smile.

The North Battleford, Sask., woman was checking her Lotto Max ticket on Sept. 29, when a number of zeros showed up on the screen.

“I started jumping up and down and said, ‘Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you, Lord!’” Rico recalled.

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Rico didn’t know she had won a $1 million Maxmillions prize – she thought it was $10,000 until the cashier told her otherwise.

“I had to ask the cashier if I won $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 or more,” Rico said.

“When they told me it was $1 million, I just clapped my hands – I was so excited!”

Rico plans to put some of the money away, and share the win with her family.

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“I’m going to make sure I use the money wisely,” she said.

“We will start by putting some of the money away for our retirement and for our kids’ education.

“It is a dream come true.”

Rico bought her winning ticket in the Sept. 28 draw at the Fas Gas Plus location on Railway Avenue East in North Battleford.

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