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Taber woman wins $1 million in June 15 LOTTO MAX draw

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TABER, AB – Julia Wurtz is a million dollars richer thanks to her mother!

The Taber woman won the big prize on the June 15th LOTTO MAX Draw. She says her mom told her she should go buy a ticket, so that’s exactly what she did!

Wurtz bought the winning ticket at Johnson Drugs in Taber and when she scanned it a few days later at the same store, she says she couldn’t believe it!

“I was joking about winning a lot of money and it actually happened, I won a million dollars! I called my mom to tell her and she didn’t believe me,” Wurtz laughed. “I don’t think she’ll ever stop saying: I told you so!’”

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Wurtz plans to take some time to decide what she wants to do with her $1 million prize, but says making sure her kids are financially secure in the future is one thing as well as possibly buying a new car.

Her winning ticket matched all seven numbers on the June 15th draw.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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