Two Red Deer residents are $100,000 richer.
Leslie and Rod Stewart won big, thanks to the Extra on their Lotto Max ticket for the Aug. 4 draw.
The Western Canada Lottery Corp. said the Stewarts picked up their ticket from the Super Station at 3806 Highway St. in Valleyview the day of the draw, as part of a $10 Classic Pack.
The Extra on their ticket matched the last six digits of the winning number – 1368851 – but they didn’t find out until a few weeks later, when Leslie had a clerk at a local gas station check their ticket.
“When the cashier checked, the machine flashed ‘do not tear ticket’ and she handed me the congratulations slip,” recalled Leslie. “It was exciting.”
The Stewarts are already thinking about how they’ll use their prize – they want to travel when it’s safe to do so again.
“Italy would be a trip we’d love to get off our bucket list,” said Leslie. “Or maybe Cuba!” she added with a chuckle.