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Winnipeg man spins his way to $125,000 lotto prize

Lorne Morfoot. Western Canada Lottery Corporation

A Winnipeg man who bought lottery tickets to watch an animated wheel spin ended up with a shot at spinning a real, physical wheel and walked away $125,000 richer.

Lorne Morfoot got the opportunity to try out ‘The Big Spin’ on Thursday after buying a pair of tickets at a St. Vital gas station earlier this month.

“I scratched it in store and asked the retailer to check the ticket,” Morfoot said.

“That’s mostly how I play, I want to see the (animated) wheel go.”

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Although the animation didn’t go his way, one of Morfoot’s tickets revealed he’d have a chance to spin the physical wheel — which means a shot at up to half a million dollars.

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Morfoot won $125,000 from his spin — along with an initial prize of $10,000.

The Winnipegger said he intends to share some of his prize with his daughter and put the rest in the bank.

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