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Five Forever Friends Win the Lottery


Burns Lake’s Patricia Corfe and four of her closest friends have a stronger bond than ever before. The lively group of pals has played together for three years, and won $112,798.70 on a Lotto 6/49 multi-draw ticket from the May 2, 2018 draw.

“It’s not even about the money – it’s about the camaraderie,” said Patricia, whose friends know her as Patty. “I couldn’t be happier to share this great fortune with these best friends.”

Friendship is indeed a special thing, especially when it brings people together to win the lottery. 

It was no surprise to Patty that learning of the news was like a game of ‘telephone’ between her friends, starting with Darrell, who discovered the win when he checked the ticket at Lakeview Mall, to Kim chasing down her husband on the tractor to share the news with him.

“This win means so much to me,” added Susan, another friend who won. “I plan to relax and spend all of my free time as a new grandma to my newborn grandchild.”

For Gail, the win will make her dream kitchen come true. Overall, the group of life-long friends look forward to more quality time with family, travelling and fishing at the lake.

Lakeview Mall in Burns Lake sold the winning ticket.   

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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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