Saskatoon dwelling to third million-dollar lottery winner in simply over three weeks – Saskatoon

In just over three weeks, three lottery tickets — worth at least $1,000,000 each – were purchased in Saskatoon and have come up winners.

Sask Lotteries said Marilyn Longman recently discovered she had won $1,000,000 on Lotto 6-49’s Nov. 10 draw.

“I was in complete shock,” she said in a statement on Wednesday.

“I had a hard time breathing because I was just so excited!”

“I was thinking, ‘It’s not April 1st today; it’s not April Fool’s Day. This is no joke!’”

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The Saskatoon local said she doesn’t have any big plans for her windfall but is looking forward to having less financial stress in the years to come.

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Longman purchased her winning ticket with number 31085475-02 from the Co-op Westview Centre at 1624 33rd St. W.

There appears to be some luck in and around the Bridge City lately.

On the Nov. 3 Western 649 draw, Brian Taylor won $2 million with a ticket purchased from the Shell Select located at 1828 McOrmond Dr.

Last month, Matthew Poppel also got some good news with a $55-million lottery ticket he purchased at Pinnacle Gas & Food – Faithfull, located at 209A – 2750 Faithfull Ave. Sask Lotteries said this was the second-largest jackpot won in the province’s history.

Poppel’s ticket exactly matched the seven main draw numbers on the Oct. 19 Lotto Max draw: 12, 26, 28, 32, 41, 43 and 50. Taylor’s winning numbers were 6, 17, 31, 33, 38 and 48.


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Saskatoon lottery winning streak might appear rare, but ‘rare events happen’: probability expert


Saskatoon lottery winning streak might appear rare, but ‘rare events happen’: probability expert

Another one of Saskatchewan’s newest millionaires won big on a jackpot at Dakota Dunes Casino, which is located 20 minutes south of Saskatoon.

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It was a windfall of $1,573,777 for Lanford Montgrand on Nov. 8.

This was also the second time Montgrand won in the casino this year after hitting a $64,550 jackpot in August.

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