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Newfoundland Couple Wins $675,000 in Lottery
Lynn Yetman, a 55-year Newfoundlander woman, couldn’t believe her luck after she won a staggering $675,000 Set For Life Lottery jackpot.
It seems people from Newfoundland and Labrador are very lucky since Yetmans are the eighth Set For Life winners from this province in little over a year.
Also interesting is the story behind their money from heaven win.
Persistence Pays Off
It was a regular morning in Mount Pearl, the second largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, when Mrs Yetman entered a local Marie’s Mini Mart. There she bought a scratch ticket, winning $50, which she used to buy $50 worth of tickets, including the Set for Life ones, and then went to work.
No, the winning ticket wasn’t among them, but the day was still young.
Around 3 in the afternoon, she asked her office manager to get her some tickets – three Set For Life and two Nevadas, to be precise. The first two didn’t win any money, but the third one was a charm!
She was so overwhelmed she couldn’t explain to her husband what had just happened, and when she did, he didn’t believe her at first.
Definitely Set For Life
The couple had an option to choose between the Set For Life $675,000 jackpot or to receive $1,000 on a weekly basis for the next 25 years. They opted to take the whole sum at once.
Lynn and her husband Jim don’t plan to go on a spending spree, although they’ve already bought a new Cadillac. They plan to sort out their mortgage and credit card debts and possibly to go on a family vacation with their two children and three grandchildren.
Lynn Yetman made a promise to continue playing Set for Life. They have 675,000 reasons to do so.