MONCTON, N.B. - Burton P.E.I. native, Terri Clements is Set for Life.
Clements, who now lives in Lake Echo, N.S., recently redeemed an Atlantic Lottery Corporation grand prize Set for Life scratch ticket.
She had a choice of $1,000 a week for 25 years or a lump sum payment of $675,000. She opted for the lump sum payout and told Atlantic Lotto, “Next stop, passport office.” She said she’s never had a passport before. Her trip, she said, will be to some place warm.
Her suitcase is ready; she used it as her hiding place for her winning ticket until she arrived at the ALC headquarters in Moncton on Dec. 5 to claim her prize.
Clements, who had purchased her ticket at the Tusket Ultramart in North Tusket, NS, was visiting a friend when she decided to check her luck. The store gets a one per cent seller’s prize.
“I saw the symbols; there were three of the same,” Clements recalled that winning moment. “I didn’t know what to do. My friend was shocked. She started crying, and I cried too.”
Atlantic Lottery says Clements is one of seven major prize-winners from Atlantic Canada since November 20, the sixth since Nov. 29.