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N.L.'s newest Set For Life winner takes the lump sum


Published on September 8, 2017

Lisa Francis with her symbolic cheque that was presented to her by Sarah Breen of Atlantic Lottery.

©Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Newfoundland and Labrador’s latest Atlantic Lottery Set For Life winner received her prize in a cheque presentation at the Atlantic Lottery regional offices in St. John’s on Friday morning.

Lisa Francis of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay, was cooking a Jiggs dinner for the family supper last Sunday afternoon. She headed to the nearby Gateway Mini Mart in Dunville to pick up some vegetables and decided to buy a Set For Life scratch ticket.

Francis said she scratched the ticket on her way back home and saw the three Set For Life symbols and couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw them. Francis and her boyfriend turned around and headed back to get the ticket validated.

The health-care worker in Placentia said she will continue to work, and plans are being made to go to Disneyland with her son and boyfriend. She’s also going to go on a “shopping spree for me.” There are plans to build their own home now with her windfall.

Set for Life winners have the option to take $1,000 a week for 25 years, but she decided to take the lump sum alternative of $675,000.00

joseph.gibbons@thetelegram.com

Lisa Francis with her symbolic cheque that was presented to her by Sarah Breen of Atlantic Lottery.

©Joe Gibbons/The Telegram