Mary Jane Pilz


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Tags, 107 Campbell Hwy, Watson Lake, YT

Lottery winner Mary Jane Pilz

I love LOTTO 6/49!

Mary Jane Pilz bought a LOTTO 6/49 ticket hoping to win a couple thousand dollars or more. Pilz won a lot more than she had hoped – the Saskatoon local won $1 million on the February 10 draw!

“I checked the ticket just before starting my shift,” she said. “I looked at my co-worker and said: ‘What does this say? $10,000? $100,000?’ Suddenly it clicked that it was one-million-dollars – oh my God!”

“We started dancing around the room. It was a precious moment,” she continued. “I would have been happy if I had won $10,000, but I’ll take a million – I love LOTTO 6/49!”

The new winner, who works in Watson Lake, Yukon, said she has a few ideas for her windfall, starting with helping her family.

“Well, first things first: my husband is going to retire!” she said. “And our children are in university; I’ll give some money to help them out.”

Pilz said she and her husband also plan to visit family in the Philippines.

“My husband has never been to the Philippines,” she explained. “I’m so happy to be able to show him where I’m from and introduce him to my family.”

Pilz picked up her winning LOTTO 6/49 ticket at Watson Lake Tags located at 107 Campbell Highway. She won her million-dollar prize on the February 10 LOTTO 6/49 Gold Ball draw with the winning selection 22683737-01, a white ball.

Sask Lotteries is celebrating 50 years as the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups in communities across the province! Since 1974, through an agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan, lottery sales in Saskatchewan have been used to provide more than $1.4 billion to support athletes from the grassroots level to the international stage, connect youth to artistic experiences, help residents experience the beauty of the parks that cover the province and so much more.