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Congratulations Duane Stewart


$1 Million Win Prompts Early Retirement

A $1 Million win on LOTTO 6/49 left a Winnipeg man shocked but happy

Duane Stewart says his first decision after finding out he'd won a million dollars was an easy one. "I'm retiring," he laughed. "There's no ifs, ands or buts about it." The Winnipeg man proclaimed his retirement after winning $1 million on the April 2 LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw.

Stewart discovered his win the morning after the draw. "I got up early, made some coffee and went to the lottery website to check my tickets," he said. "I saw I had the first couple of numbers on the Guaranteed Prize draw, then the next couple. Then I saw I had the first eight digits."

He still wasn't sure he had won.

"The last two digits of the winning number were -03, and the numbers on my ticket ended in -01 and -04," he said. "But then I realized it was a range of numbers - and my ticket was in the range!"

"I was really surprised and happy," he said. "I went to the store to double-check it at the ticket checker, and my hands started shaking."

Beyond retiring, Stewart said he might buy a new vehicle, but he hasn't made many plans for the windfall yet.

"I've been playing LOTTO 6/49 for more than 30 years. I've dreamed about winning every time I bought a ticket," he said. "For me, just winning is a real dream come true."

Stewart bought his winning ticket from Sobeys Northdale, located at 965 Henderson Highway in Winnipeg. The winning Guaranteed Prize Draw selection on April 2 was 3575829-03.

Congratulations Duane!