Southern Alberta

Medicine Hat winner nabs $250,000 EXTRA win

MEDICINE HAT – Medicine Hat’s Gerald Kat is $250,000 richer after matching all seven digits of the winning EXTRA number on his LOTTO MAX ticket for the Oct. 16 draw.

Kat picked up his winning ticket the day of the draw from the South Country Co-Op Maple Avenue Gas Bar at 540 Maple Ave SE in Medicine Hat. He discovered his win a few days later when he scanned his ticket using the Lotto Spot! app and it showed he was a winner. He scanned it a few more times, just to be sure what he was seeing.

“I was stunned,” laughed Kat.

So stunned he scanned it a couple more times over the next couple of days just to be really sure before he claimed his prize.

Now, with his prize in hand, Kat says he has a few plans for how to use his windfall.

“I’ll have some work done on my vehicle, possibly buy a revenue property, and put some into savings,” he said.