Set for life

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It was a well worth it self brought birth­day gift for turn­ing 50 last Satur­day, Jan­uary 6th. for Paul Boland of Mount Pearl. He stopped by the Sobey’s su­per­mar­ket on Old Pla­cen­tia Road in Mount Pearl to pur­chase a few odds n’ ends and de­cided to buy him­self a sin­gle At­lantic Lotto scratch n win Set For Life ticket for his 50th birth­day. When he got home and scratched the ticket, it re­vealed three “Set For Life” sym­bols and handed it to his wife Reta think­ing he had won “some­thing.” She re­al­ized the “half-scratched” ticket was in­deed a Set For Life top prize win­ner of $1,000 a week for life or a lump sum of $675,000, the lat­ter of which they de­cided to take. The cou­ple has two teenage daugh­ters and their univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion is “taken care of.” Paul, an ac­count man­ager with Gray Bar Canada, said he will pur­chase a new Har­ley David­son mo­tor­cy­cle, while Reta, a fa­cil­i­ties and op­er­a­tions man­ager with the New­found­land and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU), said she wants to go some­where where it’s “sunny and warm and no snow” for a fam­ily va­ca­tion this spring. They are shown here with their sym­bolic cheque dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion in Mount Pearl on Fri­day morn­ing.

JOE GIB­BONS/THE TELE­GRAM

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