Friday’s Lotto Max draw has revealed a second winner from Sparwood – and they even bought the tickets from the same store!
In what Lotto Max spokesman Chris Fairclough called a “really unique situation I’ve never heard of before,” Guy Champagne and Nicole Lelonde have joined Lee and Diana Anderson in taking a share of lottery money from the October 26 draw, with tickets bought at the Express Mart in Sparwood.
Nicole and Guy won $333,333 – their share of a $1 million MaxMillion prize.
Nicole said she had had a “feeling” that that might have won, which is why she called her husband Guy and told him to check his ticket as soon as she heard a winning ticket had been bought in Sparwood.
“Nicole called me but I was in Creston because we are moving there, so didn’t get around to checking the ticket until I got back to Sparwood on Tuesday,” said Guy.
“I went to the Esso station and checked it on the black machine and it came up that I had won a third of a million!
“I went home and told Nicole we were off to Kamloops, and she wasn’t even surprised! She knew!”
As far as spending the money, Guy said he had plans to buy a used motorbike, but now will be buying a brand new one. He says his wife wants to go shopping and buy their four daughters new computers.
Guy just retired from his job as a driller at Line Creek and the couple are moving to Creston after 33 years in Sparwood.
Earlier this week Diana and Lee Anderson, also of Sparwood, were at the BCLC office in Kamloops to claim their $500,000 winning share of a MaxMillion prize.