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News of city's $17-million winner leaks out on FB

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She worked in health care before retirement. He works at a metal shop.

But now it looks like Monique and Bruce Willman are Manitoba’s newest multi-millionaires after winning Lotto 6/49 on the weekend.

Social media exploded with the news late Monday the couple had likely won a $17-million jackpot in Saturday's draw.

This morning, Monique was replying to enthusiastic congratulations on her Facebook wall with humble thanks.

Said one friend: "Hey I heard u finally won the big one, good for you and to your family."

Replied Monique: "Yep, we sure did. Thanks."

The Western Canada Lotteries Corporation had yet to make the news official.

By late in the day Monday, no one had stepped forward to claim the $17,026,623.50 prize from Saturday’s 6/49 draw.

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