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Atlantic Canadian couple wins $10 million

May 24, 2004, 8:36 am

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A Canadian woman who had just lost her job at a Cape Breton hardware store had a big change in her luck this weekend as she won a $10 million lottery jackpot.

"It's not hit yet, it really hasn't," Ferne Hawley told the ATV News on Sunday.

Hawley was in the kitchen of her modest home in New Waterford when her longtime partner Tom Young returned from walking the dogs and started checking his lottery numbers.

"I said did you win? He said 'No, but somebody told me that the winner is in New Waterford."

Hawley went to check her own numbers.

"I said, 'Oh my god, we won."'

Hawley had the only ticket in the country with all six numbers on Saturday night's Lotto 6/49 draw.

A clerk at a convenience store where Hawley bought the ticket said the woman was shaking with excitement as she confirmed the winning numbers.

"I broke down and cried for 20 minutes," said her partner Young. "I don't know, $10 million, wow."

"It's going to be a real culture shock. It's a whole, brand new world now, one we never lived in before with a whole lot of money."

It's the largest jackpot win for Atlantic Canadians in 2004.

Hawley said she had recently lost her job at a local hardware store.

Young said the couple, who have five children between them, will make sure they got some advice on how to use their new money, but they're already thinking about buying a new house and vehicles.

The couple will be in Moncton, N.B., on Tuesday to pick up their multimillion-dollar cheque.

Canadian Press

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Deserving couple to be

if at first you don't succeed ... destroy all evidence you ever tried  Cool 


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    How come the game wasn't mentioned (Lotto 6/49 or Super 7)?

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      Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on May 27, 2004


      How come the game wasn't mentioned (Lotto 6/49 or Super 7)?


      I'm guessing but the above article was probably accompanied by a photo which contained the Lottery logo. If so it would be easily identifiable to Canadians as the National 6/49.  Here's another article from the ALC web site http://www.alc.ca/English/ALCWinners/FeaturedWinners/Article.aspx?id=1232 , note the logo behind the happy couple and also on their jackets.

      if at first you don't succeed ... destroy all evidence you ever tried  Cool 

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        i honestly believe that lottery wins usually sneak up on people when they least expect it. ok, so you may say what else is new? but it goes way beyond mere surprise, shock or awe...it's almost as if Lady Luck tries to fool you into complacency and sometimes even total lotto capitulation. then you read about another occurrence. the timing, the coincidence, the details...you see trends over and over again in stories similar to this. at least i usually do. put statistics aside for a moment; and never underestimate the power of a single ticket, never underestimate the shrewd idiosyncrasies of Lady Luck, and never believe that the odds say it couldn't happen to you. it could! :))

        ... the lottery never fails to surprise!

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          golotto:

          Does that mean you'll hit Hot Lotto when you least expect it?