HUMBOLDT — When the phone rang, Lois Wilson thought she would be getting the results of her COVID-19 test. Instead, she found out she won $100,000 from the Humboldt Broncos Lottery of Cash.
“To say I was very, very excited would just be an understatement. I was so surprised,” the Saskatoon resident said, adding she was almost wordless.
Wilson decided to buy her lucky ticket after hearing an ad on a radio station from Regina. She said she was treating it as a donation, as she never usually wins anything.
“I thought that's a very nice thing. The SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League) are at a standstill right now. I thought, well, maybe that's what I'll do.”
She wrote the number down and called the Broncos office to buy a ticket – and the rest was history.
After the win, the Broncos invited Wilson to the Elgar Petersen Arena. She said she’s been there before to watch curling in the past, but this time, she got to meet the coach and assistant coach, as well as look at some of the donated items connected to the Broncos bus collision.
“It was just a wonderful afternoon to tell you the truth,” she said. “I really enjoyed it.”
Wilson said she hasn’t determined how she’ll spend the money, but has shared some with her son and daughter.
Wade Nelson of Codette won the 50/50, worth $54,400. Bill Janzen of Saskatoon won $5,000; Jill Dyck of Humboldt $2,500; Daniel Nemeth of Yellow Creek and Larry Brossart of Shellbrook $1,000 each; and Brandy Dobmeier of Muenster, Edward Forrest of Humboldt, Paulette Denis of Chitek Lake, Mark Tarnes of Estevan, and Bill and Darrell Kotylak of Regina won $500 each.