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Woman wins more than $75,000 from birthday gift lottery ticket

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Oct. 27 (UPI) -- An Alberta woman who won a lottery jackpot of more than $75,000 said the scratch-off ticket was a birthday present from a friend.

Carol Lynn Fossen, of Cadogan, told the Western Canada Lottery Corp. that a friend gave her a Lotto Max Zing scratch-off ticket.

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Fossen said she later scratched off the ticket, which her friend bought from the IDA Pharmacy in Provost, and discovered it was a $75,859.50 top prize winner.

"I still don't really believe it," Fossen said of her birthday surprise.

Fossen said she plans to share her winnings with her children.

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