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Barriere man celebrates Christmas with $1 million win


Imagine what it would be like to win $1 million on Christmas Eve? That’s exactly what happened to Kelvin Fadear who found himself on ‘Cloud 6/49’ over the Christmas holidays after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the December 24, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“I noticed I had all the numbers but had to check it at least ten times because I couldn’t believe it,” exclaimed Fadear.

The Barriere resident says bringing home a $1 million cheque is a fantastic way to kick off the New Year, and looks forward to sharing the win with his family.

“It’s very exciting,” smiled Fadear. “My children were all surprised when I told them I won the lottery, especially on the Christmas Eve draw!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Knights Inn in Barriere.

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Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m. (PT). Each draw includes a Guaranteed Prize Draw of $1 million. Players can purchase tickets at any lottery retailer or at

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