Retirees now Set for Life

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CARIBOU RIVER - A Caribou River couple is Set for Life.
Paul and Marie Works were in Moncton on Monday to collect the top prize for the Atlantic Lottery Corporation's Set for Life draw.
Paul, a recent retiree from Scotsburn Dairy, was patiently waiting for his wife of 41 years, Marie, when he remembered he had a Set for Life ticket in his car worth $4.
To pass the time, he brought it to the lotto booth at the mall, where he made the lucky decision to use his winnings to purchase another five tickets.
"I always said Set for Life is the lottery I really wanted to win," Paul joked with a smile.
And win he did. Later that day, Paul sat down to scratch his tickets. He realized he'd scratched three sandals and knew exactly what it meant.
After sharing the good news with Marie, he grabbed the phone and started dialing.
"I pretty much called everyone I knew," he said.
Although they have no plans for the prize money and have not yet decided whether they will take the lump sum payment of $675,000 or the $1,000 a week for 25 years, they say they'll be enjoying a comfortable retirement.
Lottoland in New Glasgow will receive a one per cent seller's prize for selling the winning ticket.

Organizations: Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Geographic location: CARIBOU RIVER, Moncton, New Glasgow

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Recent comments

  • red
    February 22, 2010 - 13:32

    So nice to see people from around the county winning.

  • Mary
    February 22, 2010 - 13:31

    Congrats to a great couple, enjoy your retirement and winnings.

  • ken & mary
    February 22, 2010 - 13:31

    Congratulations to you both.

  • Shelly
    February 22, 2010 - 13:31

    So nice to hear of a big win in Pictou County.
    What a great surprise for Paul and Marie.
    Enjoy your winnings and retirement!

  • Marie
    February 22, 2010 - 13:31

    Paul and Marie

    Congratulation and the Best of Health to you both.
    Take the Lump Sum and enjoy every minute of it.