Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Biggest Lottery Win in Saskatchewan: Woman Managed to Keep $60M a Secret

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Biggest Lottery Win in Saskatchewan: Woman Managed to Keep $60M a Secret

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Woman managed to keep $60M lotto win secret

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REGINA - A woman who has won the largest lottery prize ever in Saskatchewan knew something was up the morning she went to check her ticket.

Mary Wernicke of Neville says she had "a feeling" the day she learned she had won the Lotto Max $60-million jackpot of Aug. 12.

Five days had passed since the draw and Wernicke says she woke up with a strong urge to check her numbers.

Once she discovered she had the lucky ticket, she was able to keep her big win a secret for more than a week in the small town of just 80 people.

Wernicke says it means a great deal to be able to share her good luck with all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren -- more than 30 in number. …

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