Home front – July 12

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A Penhold couple has won $100,000 on a lottery ticket. Darcy Milligan and Michael Strelbisky received an extra surprise when Darcy checked their LottoMax with Extra entered. The couple won $100,000 on the June 22 draw. Darcy discovered their win when she went to the store to check her lottery tickets, as she does each Wednesday. She scanned them at the ticket checker first. When she saw the amount, she handed her ticket to the clerk to check saying, “I think I’ve won some money.” Once the retailer verified the win, Darcy said “Oh my god, we’ve won.” The couple’s ticket had exactly matched the last six numbers drawn on the Extra game. “This is very exciting,”’ said Michael. They purchased the $6 winning ticket at the Gasoline Alley Petro Canada, located at 146 37400 Hwy 2 in Red Deer County. They plan to share their winnings with family and save for their retirement.


Red Deer City RCMP has photo radar set up in several locations around the city to keep an eye on drivers. Enforcement is underway at playground zones on Davison Drive, Jewel Street, Lancaster Drive, 55th Avenue and McLean Street. Police are also checking traffic corridors on 32nd Street, 40th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Taylor Drive, 22nd Street and 19th Street. Enforcement will continue at these sites until July 15. RCMP reserve the right to change locations without notice.


A story in the Advocate on Wednesday about bike lanes had inaccurate information. Vehicle lanes will be reduced from four to three lanes along 55th Street only.


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