Windsor Couple Celebrates Anniversary With Instant Cash For Life
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Lauri and Charles Caron of Windsor won the top prize with Instant Cash For Life. The couple have chosen the lump sum payment of $675,000.
“I’ve been playing the lottery for about 30 years,” shared Lauri, while the pair were at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings. “I enjoy playing Instant tickets, Lotto Max, Lottario and LOTTO 6/49, with the same numbers each week. Charles only plays Lotto Max – this was the first Instant ticket he’s ever played!”
The ticket was a gift from Lauri to Charles on their third wedding anniversary.
When Charles, a 60-year-old retired automotive industry worker, played the ticket and noticed there were three ‘LIFE’ symbols, he asked Lauri what they meant. “She said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me!’” he laughed.
“I knew instantly it was a big winner,” said Lauri, a 54-year-old registered nurse. “It feels surreal. We all dream about winning but we don’t ever expect it to happen. It’s a fantasy that’s come true!”
The couple plans on using their winnings to pay some bills, remodel their home, and explore Arizona on their motorcycles.
“This win gives us the freedom to go south for the winter,” concluded Lauri.
The winning ticket was purchased at Wings Variety on Totten Street in Windsor.