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Yellowknife couple wins $500,000 from Lotto Max ticket

A Yellowknife couple is $500,000 richer thanks to a winning Lotto Max ticket, according to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC).

John Madsen and Cheryl Cleary shared one of 33 MaxMillions prizes with another winning ticket in the February 5 draw.

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“I went to check the ticket and all I saw was major winner,” Madsen told the lottery corporation. “Cheryl didn’t believe me when I told her.

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“To be honest, I didn’t believe me. It’s pretty overwhelming when you win something like that.”

The couple says they plan on using their winnings to pay off bills and take a trip or two.

“We’ve been wanting to go to New York City for some time now,” said Madsen. “So we’ll make our way over there one of these days.”

Read: Lotto Max Ticket Worth Up to $1 Million Sold In Yellowknife

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shell gas station on Range Lake Road.

This Friday’s Lotto Max jackpot is an estimated $43 million.

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