Adrienne Cornish got a message she wasn’t expecting when she scanned her Western 649 ticket.
She discovered she had won $2 million on the May 11 draw.
Cornish purchased her $4 Western 649 quick pick ticket at Apple Drugs, located at 3831 40th Ave. in Red Deer. She returned to the store to check her ticket a little over a month later.
“I scanned the ticket on the self-checker and thought there was something wrong with the machine,” she said.
“I’ve gotten so used to seeing the message, ‘Sorry, does not appear to be a winner’ when checking my lottery tickets.”
“When ‘Appears to be a $2 million winner’ popped up on the screen, I was completely speechless.”
The happy winner said she has started thinking about what to do with her windfall.
“Our first big plan is to pay off our mortgage,” she said. “Once we do that, everything else down the road will be a lot more comfortable.
“We will probably retire a little earlier, too,” she said. “This is an awesome set up for our retirement.”