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Canadian couple claims $40M Lotto Max jackpot

Canada Lotto MaxCanada Lotto Max: Canadian couple claims $40M Lotto Max jackpot

By Todd Northrop

A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won the top prize of $40 million from a Lotto Max draw one week ago.

Claiming the huge jackpot Friday, John and Darlene Kinzel have won the largest lottery prize in provincial history after taking home $40 million in last Friday's Lotto Max draw.

John bought the ticket at the Fas Gas Northside Service in Lloydminster, Alberta, and says he picked all the numbers "randomly."  While his picks weren't planned, John might just have a new lucky number — every winning number had a four in it.  The ticket read 4, 14, 24, 41, 43, 46, and 49.

"I just randomly selected every number," says John in a Saskatchewan Lotteries release.  "There was no rhyme or reason; they just subconsciously came into my head.  Now I like fours."

In addition to the grand prize, John's quick picks also netted the couple a bonus $20, bringing the total won to $40,000,020.

The Kinzels plan to stay in Paradise Hill, a village of about 485 people roughly 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.  The retired couple moved to Paradise Hill three years ago.

They say they plan to spend their winnings on travel, building a new home and helping family members.

According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, the Kinzels' win marks a new record for a lottery prize awarded in Saskatchewan.

The previous record was $25 million awarded to a couple from northern Saskatchewan in 2010.

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Posted: August 29, 2011, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

Way to go John and Darlene Kinzel !!!

I am waiting for my big win on Wednesday !!!

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    Posted: August 29, 2011, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

    "No rhyme or reason."

    Though we'd like to think otherwise, that may be the means by which we all win - or don't. 

    Really doesn't matter when all is said and done but we all like to strut our stuff somewhat.

    Except for me, I've always been very humble, self effacing, shy, withdrawn, bashful, passive, unassuming and non-swashbuckling.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

     

     


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      Posted: August 29, 2011, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

      "No rhyme or reason."

      Though we'd like to think otherwise, that may be the means by which we all win - or don't. 

      Really doesn't matter when all is said and done but we all like to strut our stuff somewhat.

      Except for me, I've always been very humble, self effacing, shy, withdrawn, bashful, passive, unassuming and non-swashbuckling.

      "Except for me, I've always been very humble, self effacing, shy, withdrawn, bashful, passive, unassuming and non-swashbuckling."

      That's why I would have to guess that you were the 1st choice among the "LotteryPost Staff" to trek up to Saskatchewan to interview and get those quotes from the Kinzels.  How was your trip?

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        Posted: August 29, 2011, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

        "Except for me, I've always been very humble, self effacing, shy, withdrawn, bashful, passive, unassuming and non-swashbuckling."

        That's why I would have to guess that you were the 1st choice among the "LotteryPost Staff" to trek up to Saskatchewan to interview and get those quotes from the Kinzels.  How was your trip?

        How dare you call into question my non-swashbucklingness!

        How dare you!


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          Posted: August 29, 2011, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

          Shy? lol I dont think so.

          I have always wanted to do that. Go get a bet slip and just fill random numbers until I have 6 of them.

          I think I'ma do that for tomorrows $6M MegaBucks jackpot. wooohooooo!

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: August 29, 2011, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

            CONGRATS to winners!Hurray!

            Hope we see more of our friendlys win big

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              Posted: August 29, 2011, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

              "While his picks weren't planned, John might just have a new lucky number — every winning number had a four in it.  The ticket read 4, 14, 24, 41, 43, 46, and 49."

              That happened once with three in Ohio's Classic Lotto.

              04/11/07 - 31 32 33 34 35 43

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: August 29, 2011, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                "No rhyme or reason."

                Though we'd like to think otherwise, that may be the means by which we all win - or don't. 

                Really doesn't matter when all is said and done but we all like to strut our stuff somewhat.

                Except for me, I've always been very humble, self effacing, shy, withdrawn, bashful, passive, unassuming and non-swashbuckling.

                LoL Ridge...

                 

                CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS !!

                 

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                  Posted: August 29, 2011, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                  By Todd Northrop

                  A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won the top prize of $40 million from a Lotto Max draw one week ago.

                  Claiming the huge jackpot Friday, John and Darlene Kinzel have won the largest lottery prize in provincial history after taking home $40 million in last Friday's Lotto Max draw.

                  John bought the ticket at the Fas Gas Northside Service in Lloydminster, Alberta, and says he picked all the numbers "randomly."  While his picks weren't planned, John might just have a new lucky number — every winning number had a four in it.  The ticket read 4, 14, 24, 41, 43, 46, and 49.

                  "I just randomly selected every number," says John in a Saskatchewan Lotteries release.  "There was no rhyme or reason; they just subconsciously came into my head.  Now I like fours."

                  In addition to the grand prize, John's quick picks also netted the couple a bonus $20, bringing the total won to $40,000,020.

                  The Kinzels plan to stay in Paradise Hill, a village of about 485 people roughly 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.  The retired couple moved to Paradise Hill three years ago.

                  They say they plan to spend their winnings on travel, building a new home and helping family members.

                  According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, the Kinzels' win marks a new record for a lottery prize awarded in Saskatchewan.

                  The previous record was $25 million awarded to a couple from northern Saskatchewan in 2010.

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                  It going to be nice for them to know that they'll be able to leave Canada now to get quality healthcare in their golden years.

                  God bless 'em.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke

                   

                   

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                    Healthcare is very good in Canada...what are you talking about. it's 100% better than USA for sure with Medicare.Sometimes you have to wait a bit, but they won't let you die. Stop watching CNN and Fox News

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                      Posted: August 30, 2011, 9:18 am - IP Logged

                      Healthcare is very good in Canada...what are you talking about. it's 100% better than USA for sure with Medicare.Sometimes you have to wait a bit, but they won't let you die. Stop watching CNN and Fox News

                      We have to watch Fox News if we want the truth !

                      If your Heathcare is so good, then why did that Government leader from Eastern Canada come to the USA for Heathcare ??????????

                      Any way, Good luck to all in the next Powerball drawing!!!!!!!

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                        Posted: August 30, 2011, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the Kinzels of Paradise Hill. "Now I like fours." Bet he does!

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                          Healthcare is very good in Canada...what are you talking about. it's 100% better than USA for sure with Medicare.Sometimes you have to wait a bit, but they won't let you die. Stop watching CNN and Fox News

                          I agree with you Truckstop. We don't let people die because they don't have insurance. The same can't be said for America where it's all about the money.

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                            Posted: August 30, 2011, 9:48 am - IP Logged

                            You humble, self effacing, shy, withdrawn, bashful, passive, unassuming and non-swashbuckling? Tell me you're joking, Ridge!