Lotto fever taking chill off weather

The thermometer outside may show Arctic-like readings, but people all over town are hot over a different set of numbers.
With the Super 7 jackpot currently sitting at a sizzling $30 million, local vendors are reporting brisk sales in anticipation of tonight’s draw.
Tammy McCabe at The 364 Store on Second Street East reported things were a bit slow early this morning, but that ticket sales have been brisk all week.
She anticipated a last-minute rush as the deadline approaches.
Fort Frances resident June Cunningham was one of the early birds out this morning to beat the expected rush.
Like many others, she has dreams of financial independence and already knows what she’ll do with the money if her numbers come up.
In spite of the frigid conditions, she says she has no intention of moving to warmer climes if she hits it big tonight.
She’s quite happy right here, thank you.
“Half of it I’ll donate and with the rest, I’ll do something exciting,” she remarked.
“Then I’ll probably build a big place in town,” added Cunningham.
With $30 million, at least she won’t have to worry about paying the heating bills.