For the third time this year, NWT lotto ticket wins $1M

A ticket sold in the Northwest Territories won a million-dollar prize in Saturday’s LOTTO 6/49 draw.

This is the third time a ticket bought in the territory has scooped $1 million this year, an extraordinary run.

The ticket, with winning number 39597325-01, is shown on the Western Canada Lottery Corporation’s website as being sold in the Northwest Territories.


That means the ticket was purchased in a community outside Yellowknife. The corporation’s website shows ‘Yellowknife’ as the location whenever a ticket was bought in the city, but ‘Northwest Territories’ if it was bought anywhere else in the NWT.

On October 26, another ticket bought in a smaller NWT community scooped $1 million. The winning numbers that time were: 5, 8, 11, 22, 39, 42 and 43.

No details of that winner have yet been revealed, and it’s not clear if a winner has yet come forward for the October prize. Whoever purchased the ticket has one year to claim it.

On July 13, Bradley and Janice McNeill of Yellowknife were heading back from Edmonton when they stopped at Fort Providence’s Big River gas station and purchased the first million-dollar ticket of the year.