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Powassan great grandmother has more than a million reasons to smile

Local woman won $1 million from the April 10, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw
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Emily Giroux of Powassan can realize her dreams after winning a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize in the April 10, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. Emily also won $20 on another selection, bringing her total winnings to $1,000,020.
 
The 68-year-old retiree says she is a regular lottery player.
 
"I recently decided to change up the numbers I have played for decades,” shared Emily, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque.
 
“And not long after, I won!”
 
Emily's husband checked her ticket for her while at the store.
 
"He sat me down to tell me about the win," she explained.
 
"At first, I thought he bought me something. But instead, he handed me my ticket and told me I won a million dollars!"
 
The mother of two, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of one says the lottery win feels surreal. 
 
"It’s like I’m in a dream - never in a million years did I think I would win!” 
 
Emily says her first purchase will be a new SUV.
 
"We want to be careful with the money and make it last," she said. 
 
The winning ticket was purchased at Powassan Kwik Way on Main Street in Powassan.



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