Local man wins big on lottery with Pick 3 ticket
On Sept. 4, Airdrie resident Wayne Scott checked his lottery ticket and got a surprise when all seven numbers on the Pick 3 add-on game the Extra matched his ticket.
“It was pretty exciting,” Scott said, adding he checked the ticket online the night of the draw but didn’t know how much he’d won.
He went to check the ticket at an automated self-check machine at a local convenience store the next day at about 6 a.m. and learned he had won $250,000.
He said he didn’t tell anyone at first but later brought co-workers to the convenience store to show them he’d won.
Scott, who has lived in Airdrie since 1990, said he plays the lottery every night and had won $1,450 on a ticket earlier in the year but never anything in the six-digit range.
“I play everything they have,” he said of Alberta Lottery Fund games.
He said he is always trying to get rich quick and will continue to play the lottery.
“I’ll pay a couple of bills,” he said of his winnings. “I’d like to go on an Alaskan cruise and I guess I’ll be doing that.”
He said he would likely give, “a couple of dollars” to his two adult children as well.
Scott bought his $6 ticket at the Mac’s Convenience Store located at 2145 Summerfield Blvd. in Airdrie.