After lifetime of battle, Alberta truck driver, spouse win $50M lotto prize
An Alberta couple who gained $50 million in a Lotto Max draw say they plan to make use of the cash to reconnect with household and at last take a honeymoon.
Truck driver Raymond Scott, 38, purchased the three tickets for the Aug. 7 draw within the village of Ardmore.
He stated at a press convention in Edmonton that he and his spouse Sheena, 27, came upon that they had gained whereas at a retailer shopping for contraception.
Raymond and Sheena Scott showcase their $50-million Lotto Max cheque, in Edmonton, on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.
Scott stated the primary order of enterprise shall be “buying her grandfather’s acreage (to) get it back in the family.”
Scott additionally stated he needs to reconnect together with his family members, who dwell distant.
“Driving truck I was always gone and busy, so I’ve kind of lost touch with my side of the family,” he stated.
“We were both the working poor our whole lives. I started out working with mom at the gas station,” he stated, referring to a family-owned enterprise that his mom has run ever since his father died. “It’s been a struggle for our whole family,” he added.
The couple married final summer time however hasn’t but had a honeymoon, in order that’s subsequent on the checklist. In line with Sheena Scott, they haven’t but determined the place to go.
They’ve, nevertheless, booked a visit to Toronto to satisfy with buyers and see the Blue Jays, Raymond Scott stated.
Scott additionally remarked that he discovered it “pretty crazy” they had been getting the massive cheque on Thursday – precisely one yr after he had surgical procedure for most cancers.