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Oldest Couple in Canada to win Lottery

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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.

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    Posted: August 23, 2005, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

    lovely story - thanks

    love to nibble those micey feet.



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      Posted: August 23, 2005, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

      I also saw that on yahoo. You forgot to mention the last paragraph of that article, about how they wanted so badly to visit the LP and tell everyone here about their winnings.

      However, they said they were way too busy to post. I can understand. LOL

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        richmond ky.
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        Posted: August 23, 2005, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

        i bet they wished they had chose a quick pick sooner

          New Mexico
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          Posted: August 23, 2005, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

          A new pair of nylons, a new Lincoln and enough money to pay for the gas for the remainder of their lives, since they're almost 90.  I think they picked just the right moment to choose a QP.  If they'd done it earlier the Lincoln probably would have run out of gas.

          Good story, Sir Metro.  Heart-warmer.


          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

          It's about number behavior.

          Egos don't count.


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            Posted: August 23, 2005, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

            Did they pick cash option? If so, congratulations to them and probably they'll retire happily forever. I agree they should have picked it sooner if they were taking annual payments.

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              Posted: August 24, 2005, 1:37 pm - IP Logged


              All Canadian jackpots are LUMP SUM.