Bobbi Jo Nerubenko is ready for adventure after winning $1 million on the May 7 WESTERN MAX draw.  

Nerubenko used to go with her mother to buy tickets each week and has continued the tradition since her mother passed away.  

When she saw her ticket was a winner, she said she couldn’t help but think of her mom.   

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I checked it again on the Lotto Spot app and then ran out of the store hysterical,” she said. “I was in my truck screaming with excitement."  

She was thrilled to tell her son and husband and already has plans for her windfall.  

“I want to get my ‘midlife crisis truck’, and maybe a new camper for my son and I to go powwowing,” she said.  “We’ve done it with tents in the pouring rain and it would be nice to have our own space to get ready.”   

Nerubenko said her family leads a humble life and is excited to see what they can do now.   

“I would love to do more spontaneous things and travel a bit with my husband,” she said.   

The winning ticket was purchased from Cree Convenience in Maskwacis.