Gull Is­land cou­ple clears debt with lotto ticket

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A Gull Is­land cou­ple’s win­ning scratch has left them in an en­vi­able po­si­tion — debt-free.

Glenda and Todd Oliver won the top prize of $77,777 on a Emer­ald 7 Scratch’N Win ticket.

“We were able to pay off all we owe, and it is go­ing to be so nice to own our pay cheques,” Glenda said in an At­lantic Lot­tery news re­lease.

When I saw the num­bers lin­ing up, I knew I’d won some­thing, and fig­ured it was a free ticket. Todd Oliver

Bursey’s Quick Way in Lower Is­land Cove sold the win­ning ticket, en­ti­tling the busi­ness to a one per cent seller’s prize. It was Todd who pur­chased the win­ning ticket.

“When I saw the num­bers lin­ing up, I knew I’d won some­thing, and fig­ured it was a free ticket,” Todd re­called, “In­stead it’s a dif­fer­ent kinds of free - debt-free - and we will take that.”

Glenda in­tends to pur­chase a new ve­hi­cle to help her nav­i­gate the daily com­mute from Gull Is­land to Car­bon­ear for work.

“I bought the ticket, yes, but just like the lot­tery com­mer­cial says, she gets half,” Todd joked. “It’s only fair, right? She shares half the bills so we share the win­nings.”

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Glenda and Todd Oliver of Gull Is­land are now $77,777 richer.

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