Swift Cur­rent woman wins LOTTO 6/49 $1 mil­lion prize

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Swift Cur­rent’s Ken­dra Bates-chomyn had a mil­lion dol­lar win­ning ticket in her pos­ses­sion for nearly four months with­out know­ing it.

Bates-chomyn came for­ward this past week to cash in a $1 mil­lion prize from the May 16 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

She noted that she pur­chases $24 Su­per Packs once or twice a month, so some­times she has a few tick­ets to check all at once.

In this in­stance, when her heard there was an out­stand­ing mil­lion-dol­lar prize in Saskatchew­an, she was still not in a hurry to check her tick­ets.

“But I didn’t think that my ticket would be the win­ner, so I didn’t rush to check it.”

This past month she did scan her tick­ets to see if there were any win­ners.

“I couldn’t be­lieve it when the number came on the screen,” she said in a press re­lease. “I scanned the ticket again and then took it to a dif­fer­ent store to scan it a third time. It felt so sur­real!”

She noted she is tak­ing her time in de­cid­ing what to do with her win­nings.

“I feel like we have to be re­spon­si­ble and make sure we’re set up for the long term,” she said. “We’ll still do some dream­ing, but right now we’re more con­cerned with mak­ing the right de­ci­sions and plan­ning for our fam­ily’s fu­ture.”

How­ever, a trip to Europe and a new mo­tor­cy­cle are prob­a­bly in her fu­ture.

Bates-chomyn pur­chased her win­ning LOTTO 6/49 ticket at Pi­o­neer Co-op­er­a­tive Gas Bar, lo­cated at 1150 Cen­tral Av­enue North in Swift Cur­rent.

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