Local couple lands lottery prize

Blackfalds residents Tom and Julie Eakins cannot believe their good fortune.

TOM AND JULIE EAKINS

TOM AND JULIE EAKINS

Blackfalds residents Tom and Julie Eakins cannot believe their good fortune. Their lottery ticket for the April 12th draw matched the winning EXTRA numbers to win the game’s top prize. They won a whopping $250,000.

After buying the paper, the couple found the winning lottery numbers and decided to check their ticket.

“I saw the two zeroes on the EXTRA, and said, yep, I have those, and then just kept checking,” said Tom. “I just cannot believe it.”

Correctly matching all seven digits, Tom and Julie were awestruck.

“I can’t stop shaking,” added Julie.

Although the couple hopes to bank their winnings for now, they would like to take a vacation. “Maybe somewhere nice on the lake in B.C.,” Tom said with a smile.

The couple bought their ticket at Run’N On Empty located at 7110-50th Ave. in Red Deer.