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Red Deerian pockets $100,000 from WESTERN 649 ticket

Ticket purchased from Sylvan Lake Sobeys
Gregory Ponto, of Red Deer, won $100,000 on his WESTERN 649 ticket. (Contributed)

Red Deerian pockets $100,000 from WESTERN 649 ticket

One Red Deerian is $100,000 richer thanks to the EXTRA he added to his WESTERN 649 ticket for the Jan. 18 draw.

Gregory Ponto discovered his win by checking his numbers against the winning numbers posted online on Jan. 19. He won by matching the last six digits of the winning EXTRA number 5877841.

“I was going through my morning routine, drinking my coffee and checking my emails,” Ponto said as he claimed his prize.

“I saw the numbers, then once I saw the winner was in Alberta, I knew I won.”

Ponto said he doesn’t have any plans for his windfall.

“I’m just going to put it into the bank.

“It feels good,” he added.

He purchased his ticket from Sylvan Lake Sobeys on Jan. 12.

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