Lotto 6/49 win brings more good to Nova Scotia woman's fortune
'My daughter could hear me screaming from the other room'
Fortune is truly the name of the game for a Cumberland County woman who won the Lotto 6/49 $1 million prize in the June 17 draw.
"My daughter could hear me screaming from the other room," Helen Fortune of Oxford Junction, N.S. said in a news release from the Atlantic Lottery Corp. on Tuesday. "I think she thought I wanted her to come and kill a spider."
Fortune said she and her daughter reviewed the numbers on the ticket and compared them to the winning numbers at alc.ca.
She bought the ticket at the Circle K in Oxford where she works. The store's owner will receive a one-per-cent seller's prize.
"I kept seeing zeros. First, I thought it was a thousand dollars.... and then $100,000 dollars," she said. "When I figured out it was a million, I thought I was going to faint. It's just surreal."
Fortune and her husband, Fred, are planning to use the money to buy a new house, pay off bills and help family members.
"But the first priority is a new washing machine," she said.
The lottery corporation said the woman used the Retailer Play button that indicates the ticket purchase has been made by a lottery retailer or a retail employee. As part of Atlantic Lottery's player protection mechanisms, retailers are considered a related party and are subject to a 30-day wait period unless their ticket purchases are stamped using the retailer play button.