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Penhold family hits jackpot

A man and his daughter-in-law, both from Penhold, are sharing a $1-million lottery prize.

Jeannot Desjardins and his daughter-in-law Vanessa Desjardins won the $1 million on a Western Millions game from a Player’s Choice Mega Pack.

“We had won $10 on two different Scratch ‘n Wins and used the money to buy this pack,” said Vanessa “It was really surprising!”

“Honestly, we were stunned,” said Jeannot. “Vanessa couldn’t even eat or drink after we scratched the ticket.”

The happy winners said this win is even sweeter because it’s one of the first times they’ve played together. They added that they have a couple of plans for their winnings.

“I know I’m going to start by paying off my mortgage,” said Vanessa. “After that I think we’ll look into buying a piece of recreation land somewhere in Alberta.”

Jeannot has similar plans.

“I’m going to pay all my bills and get that out of the way,” he started. “My wife and I are also thinking of buying a cabin back home in New Brunswick.”

The Desjardins purchased their winning ticket at Penhold Family Foods.

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