WINSTON GOLD ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – May 9th, 2019 - Winston Gold Corp. ("Winston Gold" or the "Company") (CSE: WGC OTCQB: WGMCF) announces that is has arranged a non-brokered private placement consisting of up to 40,000,000 units ( the “Units”) at a purchase price of $0.05 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of up to $2,000,000 ( the “Private Placement”).

Each Unit will consist of one common share ( a “Share”) in the share capital of the Company and one share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each full Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional Share in the share capital of the Company for a period of 5 years, at an exercise price of $0.10 per Share.

The Company may pay a finder’s fee in connection with the Private Placement within the amount    permitted by the policies of the Exchange. Certain directors, officers and insiders of the Company may

participate in the Private Placement.

The Private Placement is subject to a number of conditions, including receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement will be subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation. The Private Placement is not subject to a minimum aggregate amount of subscriptions.

The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for general corporate purposes. The Private Placement is expected to close on or about June 15th, 2019

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company and for further information, please contact:

Murray Nye, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Winston Gold, at:

Suite 201-919 Notre Dame Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0M8 Canada

Telephone: (204) 989-2434

E-mail: murray@winstongold.com

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