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Somebody in the NWT just won a million dollars

Somebody in the Northwest Territories won $1 million in Friday’s Lotto Max draw.

That’s according to the Sport and Recreation Council (SRC), which takes the money raised from lottery sales and reinvests the cash in sports and recreation in the NWT.

In a tweet on Saturday, the SRC confirmed the territory has a new millionaire. We don’t yet know any more than that, but the identity of the winner should be made public soon.

Western Canada Lottery Corporation rules state you can only claim a prize this large if you agree to have your name publicized. The corporation says that rule exists “to protect the integrity of the games – it verifies that prizes are won and shows that winners come from every walk of life”.

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It’s not clear if the winning ticket-holder has come forward yet.

In January this year, a ticket bought at Yellowknife’s Shell Station earned Stephen Hutchinson-Sharman a $250,000 prize. The SRC’s latest list of local winners suggests at least four more residents of the territory have recently claimed prizes of $1,000 or more.

If you need assistance or advice to overcome a gambling problem, there is help available in the NWT.


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