|Posted: August 23, 2005, 12:48 pm - IP Logged|
Found this article on Yahoo today, thought it was neat.
TORONTO (Reuters) - An 89-year-old couple who won a C$7.5 million lottery jackpot plan to keep living in their retirement home and perhaps splurge on a new pair of nylons for her and a Lincoln car for him.
Thelma and Victor Hayes, who have been married for 63 years, had played the same numbers for years but decided to go for a quick pick of random figures for the August 6 draw, Canadian media reported Tuesday.
The pair, who both turn 90 soon and have two daughters, said they were unlikely to become giddy high spenders.
"No plans, except I'm getting a new pair of nylons," Thelma Hayes said. Her husband was a little more bold: "I'd like a Lincoln, if I can find one that's suitable."
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation said the Hayes are one of the oldest couples to win a big jackpot.