Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lotto Luck Shines for Another Albertan Who Lost Fort McMurray Home

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Lotto Luck Shines for Another Albertan Who Lost Fort McMurray Home

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Man who lost Fort McMurray home wins condo

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EDMONTON - Another Albertan who lost a home in Fort McMurray has had a change of luck, winning a luxury condo and an Italian sports car in an Edmonton hospital fundraising lottery.

Michael Marchand was shopping for flowers when a representative from the Full House Lottery phoned on Wednesday to tell him he'd won the early-bird draw.

The condo has a view of Rogers Place arena, and the car is a Maserati GranTurismo MC.

A video of Marchand being told he had won was posted on the lottery's Facebook page.

After exclaiming disbelief that the call was actually real, Marchand said that he'd lost his home last year in Fort McMurray.

Chris Flett, who lost his home in the Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016, also came up a winner late last year, taking home more than $400,000 in a Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation lottery. …

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