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Winnipeg woman wins $1M lottery jackpot

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A Winnipeg woman has a lot to celebrate heading into the new year after winning a $1 million lottery prize.

When Carla Baranski heard that someone in Winnipeg won the Dec. 13 LOTTO 6/49 Draw, she checked her ticket right away. However, she could hardly believe it when she realized her numbers had won the $1 million jackpot.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said in a news release.

“I was immediately skeptical. I had always hoped this would happen for me, but I didn’t believe it that it was happening!”

To ensure that what she was seeing was real, Baranski brought in her mom to check over the ticket.

“My mom and I looked over the numbers and scanned the ticket to be sure,” she said.

“I kept thinking it must be an error! It took me a while to really believe it was true.”

Baranski said her plans for her win include helping out her family.

“I have parents and siblings – I’m going to make sure everyone is OK,” she said. “And it’ll be really nice to have a little financial freedom myself as well.”

Baranski bought her winning ticket at the Sun Food Mart on Donald Street. She won the prize on the Gold Ball Draw.

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