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Sparwood rakes in the MAXMILLIONs

A second Sparwood couple has come forward to claim their winning MAXMILLION ticket from the October 26 LOTTO MAX draw.

Making this win unique was that both winning tickets were purchased at the exact same location: the Express Mart in Sparwood.

Nicole LaLonde and Guy Champagne have won $333,333 – their share of a $1 million MAXMILLION prize.

“I had a feeling, I just knew we were going to win,” explained Nicole. “We phoned our children right away to tell them. Everyone is so happy for us.”

“I bought the ticket at the Express Mart when I was out to get milk,” said Guy. “When I checked the ticket the machine just froze. I came home right away and asked Nicole if she’d like to go to Kamloops.”

Immediate plans for the prize include purchasing a new motorcycle and new computers for each of their children.

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.

LaLonde and Champagne held one of five winning tickets in B.C. on the October 26 LOTTO MAX draw.

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