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$1,212,008.24 Progressive VLT Jackpot Awarded in Moose Jaw

Sep 25, 2018

Saskatoon, SK – Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) is pleased to announce a Vault Breaker jackpot prize awarded by the Saskatchewan VLT program. Shirley Smith of Moose Jaw was awarded $1,212,008.24 after winning the grand jackpot on Vault Breaker at Bugsy’s Irish Pub in Moose Jaw on September 25, 2018.


“I was down to my last few credits,” the happy winner remembered. “I spun the machine one more time and it was like a vault opened up, and it spit out a ticket with a bunch of numbers on it.”


“I looked at the ticket, but couldn’t tell if I won $12,000 or $120,000,” she continued. “I took it to the clerk and asked, ‘Is this something?’ He looked at me and said, ‘You won over a million dollars!’”


“I couldn’t believe it – I was completely stunned!”


The winner said she plans to put her winnings towards her retirement and helping her family.


“I always wanted to win a lottery so I could help out my family,” she said.


Vault Breaker is a wide-area progressive that links 4,200 VLT machines across the province. There are three mystery jackpot tiers: the province-wide grand jackpot has a minimum value of $500,000 and pays out before it hits $1.5 million, the regional major jackpot has a minimum value of $5,000 and pays out before it hits $25,000 and the local site jackpot minimum is $100 and pays out before hitting $500.  Any of the three jackpot tiers can be awarded when a patron plays Vault Breaker.


The province-wide jackpot has awarded winners $4,427,327.41 since June 2017. Vault Breaker’s province-wide grand jackpot has now been reset to $500,000.


About WCLC: Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) manages, conducts and operates video lottery related activities as agent for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).


About SLGA: The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is responsible for the distribution, control and regulation of liquor and most gaming across the provinces. SLGA owns the network of 4,200 VLTs located in approximately 580 sites in 280 communities across the province.