A couple who hit the jackpot hope to feast on a dream cruise and help their children with their big win.
Bev and Bob Haskell of Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, always dreamed of going on a cruise for their 25th wedding anniversary, but then never got the opportunity to do so.
Now, with more than 50 years of marriage under their belt, they’re finally planning to take that dream vacation thanks to their Set for Life win.
“It was so exciting, I scratched three suns and I said, ‘Oh nice, now where’s the prize number?'” Bev said in a news release with Atlantic Lottery. “I was looking for maybe $4 or $20, so when I saw ‘Set for Life,’ I just couldn’t believe it.”
Winners can choose to receive $1,000 a week for 25 years or a lump sum of $675,000. The Haskells will receive the latter option.
“When I took out my phone and scanned the ticket, it said ‘Big winner, contact Atlantic Lottery,'” Bev said. “It’s almost like when you look at it, it can’t be real, that you actually won Set for Life.”
In addition to their long-awaited anniversary cruise, the couple intends to use their winnings to help their children, get a new kitchen with all new cabinets and buy an environmentally friendly vehicle.
The couple also said they are keen to get their whole family together to celebrate their big win.
Congratulations to our latest SET FOR LIFE winners Bev and Bob from Conception Bay South, NL! #AtlanticWin The couple is planning to go on a European trip! If you won Set For Life, where would you take your dream vacation? 19+ pic.twitter.com/ZyE9ohvYbP
— Atlantic Lottery (@AL_Lottery) October 19, 2022
“When you really think about the odds, it’s incredible, you know,” Bob said. “We are very grateful.”