Bradley and Janice McNeill pose in a Western Canada Lottery Corporation handout image following their $1M win
Bradley and Janice McNeill pose in a Western Canada Lottery Corporation handout image following their $1M win.

The owners of a $1 million lottery ticket bought in the Northwest Territories last month have come forward to claim their prize.

Bradley and Janice McNeill, from Yellowknife, bought the ticket at Fort Providence’s Big River gas station on their way home from Edmonton on July 13.

Bradley said he just had “a feeling” he should pick up a Lotto MAX ticket that day – Friday the 13th.

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Their ticket, with winning numbers 1, 2, 5, 11, 23, 36, and 45, was a million-dollar MAX Millions winner that night.

“I don’t often play the lottery,” said Bradley in a news release issued by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation on Wednesday. “For some reason, that day I had it in my mind that I should buy a ticket.

“I guess this is why!”

Where will the money go?  “Retirement is just that much closer,” said Bradley. “This win is really going to help set us up to retire.”

Janice added: “We’ve always been lucky in life. We already have everything that we could want – this is just a bonus.”