La Ronge lottery win appears to be a hoax

Monday, April 19, 2004 at 16:31



A weekend rumor in La Ronge of a new millionaire has proven to be an apparent hoax.


Reports had surfaced that a 21-year-old La Ronge resident was the winner of a past Super 7 lotto jackpot worth over 17 million dollars.


Jeffery Bell apparently does not hold a winning ticket and his mother Elizabeth says the rumor is false and wishes that people would leave them (the family) alone.


Spokesman for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation, John Matheson says there are no confirmations of any such win.


Matheson says there were no winning Super 7 tickets purchased in northern Saskatchewan and to his knowledge nobody has yet come forward proclaiming they have a winning ticket purchased out-of-province.