Winnipeg resident takes home $250,000 on New Lottery Game
Janice Hedley-Fisher is Manitoba's first major winner on the new lottery game, DAILY GRAND. The Winnipeg resident won $250,000 on the December 15, 2016 draw.
Hedley-Fisher discovered her win the day after the draw, when she scanned her ticket on the self-serve ticket checker at a local lottery retailer. She thought she had won $25,000; her excitement grew ten-fold after she asked the store clerk to confirm the win for her.
"That's when I found out it was actually $250,000!" she remembered. "I thought I was going to faint. I was shocked!"
The winner said she plans to use some of her windfall for a planned family vacation to Wales next summer.
Hedley-Fisher won the DAILY GRAND second prize by matching the five main numbers drawn on December 15 - 24, 28, 26, 39 and 48. She shared the $500,000 prize with one other winning ticket in the same category. The other winning ticket was purchased in Quebec.
Hedley-Fisher bought her winning quick pick ticket at the Red River Co-op Gas Bar, located at 1681 Grant Avenue.