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Willem Blokhuizen and Jerri Briggs holding big cheque

Ladysmith Couple Ready to Relax with $500,000 Prize

25/06/2018

Willem (Bill) Blokhuizen and Jerri Briggs of Ladysmith are enjoying the feeling of some financial freedom after matching all seven numbers to win the $500,000 Maxmillion prize from the June 8, 2018 Lotto Max draw, splitting the $1 million Maxmillion prize with another winning ticket sold in Ontario.

While eating breakfast, they saw on Facebook that someone local had won the Maxmillion. “Bill said, ‘Good for them,’ but I decided to check the numbers to see if it was ours,” said Jerri. To her surprise, she discovered she was holding the winning ticket.

“Bill told me he didn’t believe me so I gave him the ticket and he checked, seeing it was true. Just to be sure we got dressed and went to check at the store,” said Jerri. “After than we texted all the kids so they could find out at the same time.”

The pair, who have lived a “frugal” life, was happy to have a celebration the night it discovered the win, but agreed to deposit the cheque in the bank before making any big purchases or decisions.

“I look forward to slowing down a taking things a little easier,” said Bill.

“Everyone seems very happy for us. It has been a really good response. This really takes a lot of weight off our shoulders,” Jerri added.

The Chuckwagon Market in Ladysmith sold the winning ticket.

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