"Is this real?": Lottery winner had to double-check her $1 million ticket

Dec 28 2022, 9:47 pm

What better way to head into the New Year than as a lottery winner?

Donna Chmilar from Grand Prairie, Alberta, is on top of the world after she scratched her X Instant ticket and took home the top prize of $1 million.

Chmilar purchased her $10 instant ticket from Derrick Husky in Grand Prairie on November 29. She scratched her ticket when she returned home a few hours later.

“Is this real?” she said to herself after discovering her life-altering win of $1 million.

To be sure, Chmilar brought her ticket into a nearby store where the cashier had validated her win by scanning it on the terminal.

“These things don’t just happen; I’m still shaking,” she said when she claimed her prize.

Chmilar has a few plans after becoming a lottery winner.

“I’m going to pay off my mortgage and purchase a new vehicle,” she said.

“I’m feeling like a million bucks!” she added with a laugh.

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