Edmonton $1M lotto winner plans to buy first new car

Apr 22 2021, 12:11 pm

Edmonton lottery winner Sheila Pelz couldn’t believe her luck when she checked her LOTTO 6/49 numbers.

Upon discovering she had won $1 million on the March 31 Guaranteed Prize Draw, Pelz checked her numbers a few times before it started to sink in.

“I mean, it’s so hard to believe when it happens to you!” Pelz told the Western Canada Lottery Corporation in a statement.

Now that the initial shock has worn off, the Edmonton lottery winner said she has started considering what to do with her winnings.

Pelz might move into a new house, and she’s thinking about getting a new car too. “I’ve always bought used; it would be nice to buy my first new car,” she said.

“I’d like to go to Europe when COVID isn’t so scary,” the winner continued. “Eastern, western, I’d like to go all over.”

Pelz purchased the lucky LOTTO 6/49 ticket from the AM PM Convenience Store located at 10162 82nd Avenue NW in Edmonton. On top of her million, she won $23 and five Free Plays in subsidiary prizes.

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