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Lottery winner from Fort Nelson claims half-million dollar prize

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FORT NELSON, B.C. – The winner from Friday’s Lotto Max draw of $500,000 has claimed their prize.

Kristeen Bruce, of Fort Nelson, matched all four Extra numbers in the February 2 Lotto Max Draw to win the half-million-dollar prize.

Bruce says she had seen on Facebook that someone from Fort Nelson had won, but didn’t immediately think it could have been her.

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“I was on Facebook and saw someone in Fort Nelson had won. I was reading my ticket and I couldn’t believe it. I thought this isn’t real, this isn’t happening!”

When asked about what her immediate plans are, Bruce says she will take in some travelling and buy a new car.

“I kept laughing about how I need a new handbag and a new coat. I will do some travelling with my daughters – who are in disbelief as well. And I think I will treat myself to a new car.”

Bruce purchased her ticket at the Husky Gas Station in Fort Nelson and says she always uses Quick Pick.

“I remember telling the clerk to sell me a winning ticket. And here I am!”

Bruce says she now feels relieved from the financial stress and will be putting the rest of the money towards her daughters’ future.

“This is security for my daughters’ future – we don’t have to struggle anymore. This is an opportunity to have a super happy, healthy life without stress.”

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