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Selkirk lotto winner spins his way to $250K

Jim Donnelly won $250,000 with a 'Big Spin' ticket.
Jim Donnelly won $250,000 with a 'Big Spin' ticket. Western Canada Lottery Corporation

A Selkirk man won big on a $5 lottery ticket.

Jim Donnelly picked up his Big Spin scratch ticket at the Red River Co-op Food Store on Selkirk’s Main Street.

The ticket is slightly different than most scratch tickets, in that if the prize is “big spin”, the winner gets $10,000 plus a chance to win even more by spinning a literal prize wheel.

Donnelly’s spin netted him a $250,000 prize.

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“I’ve been playing lotteries for years,” he said. “It’s a real dream come true for me to win this prize.

“I’m always excited to win any prize. I thought I had won $10,000 – I couldn’t believe it when I found out I got to spin the wheel for even more!”

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