Central Alberta News

Lacombe woman wins $1 million

Trudy Allen had no idea she was about to become a millionaire when she woke up on a Thursday and checked her WESTERN 649 ticket.

The Lacombe resident won $1 million on the April 7 draw. “I always check my numbers online the day after the draw,” she said.

“But I was in total shock when my numbers matched.” Allen said she has one big plan for her winnings. “I’m going to retire as soon as the money is in my account!” she said.

The winner said she also hopes to take a vacation when Covid restrictions have been lifted. “I would like to travel when it’s safe to do so,” she said. “I’d like to see Europe and travel to as many countries as possible.”

Allen purchased her winning ticket at the Lacombe Rexall located at 5010 53 Street in Lacombe. Her player-selected numbers, a combination of birthdays and other special dates, were 7, 10, 11, 30, 31 and 49